Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez was a surprise inclusion in our squad against West Ham United after returning to training on Wednesday from his extended break.
Therefore, to seem him called upon with 20 minutes to go suggested that Arsene Wenger certainly reached a point of desperation as we aimed to claw back the deficit.
Alexis, despite his little time on the pitch, registered our only two shots on target throughout the entire game and our dependence on him is starting to become slightly worrying.
After the game, the Chilean displayed further evidence as to why we adore him so much after he stayed behind at the Emirates Stadium and started training in order to prevent further injuries.
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While ‘warm downs’ are prominent in every club for players who didn’t start the game or were brief substitutes, Alexis was the only player on the pitch which suggests that he was doing extra work.
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As he continues to build up his match fitness on a weekly basis, we’ll certainly see the best of Alexis Sanchez soon enough after what was a sensational debut campaign.