Summer signing Alexis Sanchez is having the season of his life. The Chilean was one of the standout performers in this year’s World Cup and has been sensational for Arsenal ever since he has made the move from Barcelona. The forward is undoubtedly the most important player in our team right now and has single handedly won us matches on multiple occasions. However, all this seems to make no difference to the player himself. In a recent interview, he stated that he was ‘just another player’ at the club and the abundance of talent at the Emirates meant that he could not be considered a star.
The Chile international moved to the Emirates Stadium in a £31.8 million move during the summer, and leads the club’s scoring charts with 15 goals this term – more than twice second-placed Welbeck’s seven. But Alexis feels Arsene Wenger has a number of “world class” talents at his disposal and has highlighted the strength in depth he feels the Gunners possess.
Being ‘the star’ is all relative, I don’t agree. We have a squad with lots of great players, world-class ones, World Cup winners with Germany and others who play for England or France.
In this group I’m just another player. I’ve been lucky to start well but you don’t give the book a title until you’ve finished writing it.
He also revealed that he is extremely happy at the club and that the move from Barcelona was the right decision for him.
When you take the decision, you have to know that it’s the best choice. It’s impossible to know what would have happened if you had made another decision. So far, I am happy at Arsenal.
I have arrived in a league that I love, my club is fantastic with great team-mates, a world-renowned coach who really cares about his players… everyone is great!
It is good to see our talismanic player so happy at North London. While he may not think that he is a star, it is indisputable that he as been responsible for Arsenal staying in the top half of the table back when everyone else was out of sorts. Now that more and more players are finding form, we are rising up the table steadily towards the top four. And while Sanchez did not score or create against West Ham, his work ethic and dedication were visible for all to see. This is despite the fact that he has not been rested at all this season and has been playing almost continuously for both club and country. We were lucky to land him, and lets hope that his success and form continues on into the New Year.