Despite the 5-0 Premier League demolition of Aston Villa on Sunday probably being our finest performance of the season, out best player was not on the pitch.
Arsene Wenger had already announced before the match that Alexis Sanchez was likely to be rested and the Chilean had to watch on as we put Villa to the sword.
Sanchez has been brilliant since signing from FC Barcelona over the summer and has been commended for his work rate and stamina – so it’s little surprise he was disappointed not to play at the weekend.
Happy for the great win of the Team……sad for not being at the field…
— Alexis Sánchez (@Alexis_Sanchez) February 1, 2015