That statement may possibly been a little tongue-in-cheek as I don’t really think that any Arsenal fan will actually feel sorry for our errant Chilean ‘superstar’ who has gone to Manchester United on an obscene wage of over 500,000 GBP a week.
No-one really believes that he went there ‘to win trophies’ any more, as he hardly helped Arsenal’s cause of having a successful season by his sulking and self-centred attitude while wearing the red and white in the first half of this season.
After playing like Chuba Akpom in United’s weak exit from the Champions League to Sevilla at Old Trafford and the latest reports are saying that he was slaughtered by his United team-mates at half time of the game. Despite his incredible record in his first two seasons at Arsenal, Alexis has scored just once in ten matches for the Red Devils and he was subsequently dropped by Jose Mourinho for the FA Cup match against Brighton last weekend.
When questioned this week about his abysmal form since leaving Arsenal, he was quoted as saying: “As I am self-demanding, I expected something better,” said Sanchez. “After my arrival at United, it was hard to change everything very quickly. I even hesitated to come here [to Sweden, with the national team].
“I had asked permission to miss these games, but then I thought better and spoke with Claudio [Bravo] and told him that we should all be united.
“The change of club was something that was very abrupt – it was the first time I’ve changed clubs in January – but many things have happened in my life that are difficult.”
I don’t think it was that abrupt Alexis, considering you have trying to force your way out of the Emirates since last summer.
All I can say is that I feel extremely sorry for the way things turned out, and I feel just as sorry for Mourinho, giving us an excellent player and taking the most expensive dud in the world from us!