Posted on July 12, 2016 by ADMIN

Alexis Sanchez can be Arsenal’s secret weapon this season

Alexis Sanchez Golden Ball

Alexis the Champion!

Last season, it didn’t exactly go to plan for Alexis Sanchez. The Chile man struggled with a number of recurring injury problems throughout the campaign and failed to inspire confidence at times. In fact, he was linked with a move away from the Emirates Stadium at the end of last season but a successful summer with Chile at the Copa America might mean that he returns to Arsenal training fighting fit and full of confidence ahead of next season.

Sanchez is a supreme talent and the former Barcelona man has enjoyed a relatively positive start to his Arsenal career. He isn’t an out-and-out striker but Sanchez has been prolific in front of goal, netting 29 goals in 65 games in the famous Arsenal shirt. The Gunners aren’t over-reliant on him but they do sometimes look short of ideas when Sanchez is out of the side – especially if Mesut Ozil isn’t firing on all cylinders.

At the time of writing, Coral are pricing Arsenal at 6/1 to win the Premier League crown next season and it would take a brave man to back against them if Sanchez is back to his brilliant best. On his day, the Chile international is capable of turning a game on its head and Arsenal will be hoping they get the best out of him next season; particularly as versatile frontman Danny Welbeck might not return to the Arsenal starting line-up before 2017.

Arsenal are on the verge of challenging for the title and Sanchez’s goals will prove crucial as they look to win the league for the first time since 2004. With Mesut Ozil, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Granit Xhaka in fine form, Sanchez will get plenty of chances and he might be set to enjoy his best season in an Arsenal shirt so far. It wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see the Gunners reap rewards from Sanchez’s form and over 20 Premier League goals would certainly give them a great chance of notching the top flight crown.

Sanchez is a unique talent and Arsenal will be eager to keep the Chilean at the Emirates Stadium ahead of a defining season for the club. Right now, it looks like Sanchez will be staying put – rumours of his departure have certainly died down in recent weeks. If he stays and performs at his very best, a top four finish and a cup success should be Arsenal’s minimum aim for the upcoming campaign. They’re simply too good to continue failing…

Right now, Coral make the Gunners one of the leading contenders to win the FA Cup and their betting markets currently indicate that Wenger’s men are 11/2 to do just that. Arsenal aren’t a ‘cup side’ but they do tend to perform well in knockout competitions and who knows, they could go all the way and win an incredible XXth FA Cup crown next year. If nothing else, two days out at Wembley will keep the majority of supporters onside.

Only time will tell but Sanchez IS capable of firing Arsenal to the title; even without Welbeck’s presence upfront. The Gunners are one of England’s footballing superpowers and it is time for Wenger’s men to retake their place at the summit of the Premier League. A title success is far from certain but Arsenal are well capable of defying the odds and finally getting their hands back on the English crown.

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9 thoughts on “Alexis Sanchez can be Arsenal’s secret weapon this season

  1. Arsenal007

    This is the 3rd Season for Alexis…He’s capable of doing a whole lot. That is no longer a secret. It’s like calling Messi the secret weapon of Barcelona. Messi is a destroyer, and it’s not a secret.

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    1. Arsenal007

      Tottenham just announced the signing of Janssen. We’ve missed a trick by not signing that dude. I’ve watched him play for years, and he’s one for the PRESENT and FUTURE.
      I however wish Arsenal all the best in their transfer dealings.

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    2. SoOpa AeoN

      @A007………. Perhaps there’s an excuse why wenger couldn’t sign Janssen……he was too busy chasing Henry out of Arsenal when the spuds were brokering a deal

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  2. SoOpa AeoN

    I rate Alexis Sanchez highly and he’s arguably one of our best players in recent times……… He’s been a weapon for us since his arrival…… But he’s only 1 of 11 …ozil is another….there are a few others too…..BUT they are insufficiently what we need…..

    Stop acting like we don’t already know who Sanchez is….. Get ur acts right…’s getting boring already….these stories!

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  3. jperiod

    I think its more important who we have/acquire to support Alexis. I think we need to find a winger on the opposite side of Alexis who is at his level. We don’t currently have that person on the squad. A CF would be great as well, and of course a center back to pair with Kos.

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  4. davidnz

    One person will not fire
    the team to the title.
    The team plays at least
    46 competition games.
    Most will play 6 internationals too.
    We need 2 good players in every position
    especially at injury prone Arsenal.

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  5. ArsenalDave

    Nah, The league has started to work him out already. There’s rumors that he turns up late for training regulary and has a selfish attitude too.

    We need a ST and CB to go with him to do better than we did last year!

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  6. funkyrith

    Alexis will take one wing, Ozil the center. Who do we have on right wing? The overrated Walcott or Ox? Campbell? None are good enough to win a title on merit, unless we produce a leicester. Upfront we have Giroud, a decent backup for a top striker, or a top player in a system which plays 2 strikers. In our system, he is a liability. We have enough cover in mid-field, box-to-box or creative or defensive, defense looks ok to me for this year. Any young addition at CB position for learning the trade will do. But 2 positions, a top right winger and a forward, I feel we dont have the class in starting 11 or on the bench

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