Arsenal had only scored five goals in their first five games, but they doubled that to ten with an outstanding performance at the King Power Stadium, and the star of the show was our Duracell Bunny – Alexis Sanchez. The Chilean had looked sluggish up til now and had had little luck in front of the sticks, so his first goal today after a lucky bounce in the box seemed to galvanise him back into action.
His second effort was a excellent bit of poaching as Ozil floated the ball into the box for him to nod it past Schmeichel, and his third was a superbly hit strike from outside the box. He is back to form with a bang!
Arsene Wenger admitted this week that he had rushed Sanchez back too early this season, but Le Prof saw that he was slowly becoming his normal self. “He is back to his level.” Wenger said after the game. “He won a big competition with Chile – the Copa America. I think as well mentally to adjust to the game on a mental level takes some time. I could see in training a different player in the last week or two and he has shown that today. I believe going forward he always looked dangerous.”
Wenger was then asked if he thought Alexis was World Class, and he could hardly say no after that performance. “I think so.” he replied. “I think I have plenty of players that are world class. You have to understand the definition of that but overall he is a striker who is mobile and works hard for the team. When the team plays well he can score goals.”
That is certainly clear going by today’s game, He was ably supported by Ozil, Walcott, Cazorla and also Bellerin should get a special mention for his excellent running up the wing. There was lots of talent on show yesterday, but Alexis was head and shoulders above all of them….
Onwards and Upwards!