Arsene Wenger has hailed Alexis Sanchez after yet another virtuoso performance from the former Barcelona man. Sanchez was irresistible against Burnley and was the catalyst of every attacking move from Arsenal.
The Chilean scored his second brace in a week against the Clarets and ensured Arsenal won their third consecutive game in all competitions.
Sanchez has scored 10 goals this season and 5 have come in his last 4 games. The Chilean scored one, made one against Hull, while his sheer determination won us the Anderlecht and Sunderland games. Sanchez, unsurprisingly has quickly become a fan favorite and there is genuine expectation when he has the ball.
According to Wenger, Sanchez’s first goal against Burnley illustrated the attitude of the player. He powered home a header from a cross he had no right to compete for against the tall Burnley centre backs.
Wenger told Arsenal.com:
I’m not bothered about answering questions on Alexis because the guy deserves to be talked about. Through the quality of his performances you’re happy to talk about him because he shows attitude and quality. He’s a fighter and it’s what people want to see on the football pitch. I’m very happy.
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[Alexis and Danny Welbeck] work well together. At the moment I’m playing Alexis through the middle because we can use his runs and he’s dangerous. It also shows that, even if you’re not tall and you want to score, you can find room for heading. At 0-0 he went up there and scored a great header because it’s more about desire [than technical ability in the air].
Seriously the guy is a beast, he hardly stops running, never gives up and most importantly plays to win the game. It would be a massive understatement to say that we would be nowhere without him at the moment. He has literally won us games and had our defence been more secure we would have been much closer to Chelsea, who by the way are no way near the Invincibles.
Well done Sanchez and I am glad he’s ours. Thanks Barca.