After Chile fell just short in their qualifying campaign, poor old Alexis Sanchez will be sat twiddling his thumbs at home while many of his contemporaries are busy competing at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
However, sympathy was in short supply from Mohamed Elneny who, in taking the time to congratulate a list of Arsenal teammates for making it to Russia, seized the chance to slip in a tongue-in-cheek dig at Sanchez.
Who will come with me Russia🏆🏆 😄😁@MesutOzil1088 @MustafiOfficial @_OlivierGiroud_ @LacazetteAlex @6_LKOSCIELNY @HectorBellerin @_nachomonreal @D_Ospina1
sorry my friend Sanchez There is no place for you 😜😁😁@Alexis_Sanchez pic.twitter.com/LftdGE9AJn
— Mohamed ELNeny (@ElNennyM) December 30, 2017
Ouch. Brutal stuff. That's not so much kicking a man while he's down as going in two-footed with your studs showing.
Hopefully Sanchez takes it all in good spirit or else Arsenal's squad morale might take a significant hit.