Alexis Sanchez has won Arsenal’s Player-of-the-Season in his first year at the club, and it is obvious to everyone who has watched him play that he has endless energy and enthusiasm to play football. The Chilean recently said that he was ‘disappointed’ that the Gunners did not win the League or reach the Champions League Final, which just shows how much he hates losing!
Mesut Ozil has been describing Alexis’ personality on the official website: “He’s the type of player who is very ambitious, who always wants to win and that takes him forward,” the German international said. “You can see in training that he wants to score lots of goals and in matches he has lots of efforts on goal too. This year things have worked really well for him.
“He’s scored a lot of goals – and some very important ones – for the team and we’re pleased to have him in our side.”
“His particular strengths are one on ones,” Ozil concluded. “He’s agile, quick and dangerous in front of goal. He’s scored a lot of goals for us this season, so I take my hat off to him.”
No-one can knock Alexis’ approach to the game and I can only hope that his ambition and enthusiasm motivates all the other Arsenal players to try and emulate his passion for winning. Wojciech Szczesny thinks that he is already infuencing the others in training. “He’s a great finisher,” Szczesny said. “He does like to hold on to the ball for a while but when he gets a chance, you fully expect him to put it away and he’s one of the best I’ve ever come across. He’s a great player.
“I think his workrate is something different. It should be a given and everyone should be giving 110 per cent but sometimes you see those players who try a little bit harder.
“He always makes a difference on the pitch because he inspires people to go and give more. He’s had a massive impact on everybody.”
It’s a real blow that Wenger will force him to take a month’s rest at the beginning of next season. We really need him to galvanise the squad straight from the kickoff in the first game of the season. We really need to get a fast start next season…..
Onwards and Upwards!