Arsene Wenger may have failed to bring in a centre-back and defensive midfielder last summer, but it was surely a stroke of pure genius to bring Alexis Sanchez to Arsenal instead.
The Chilean has been a breath of fresh air and his untiring energy galvanized the Gunners in the first half of the season when we had half our squad out injured. He has scored 22 goals so far in this campaign, which is pretty good for a new arrival, and has even earned a nomination for the PFA Player-of-the-Year.
But Sanchez is not blowing his own trumpet, he prefers to praise the quality of his new team-mates and especially our little Spaniard Santi Cazorla: “When I arrived at the club I didn’t know the players that well, but I was really surprised by everyone’s quality,” Sanchez told Arsenal.com.
“I am not saying this just because it’s my obligation to do it as a club player. Every Arsenal footballer has amazing quality. Being part of a team like this makes me very proud. I am willing to win many titles here.
“Santi Cazorla is a spectacular player. You never know whether he will kick the ball with his right or left foot. Also, he moves with short but quick strides, which is a remarkable trademark too.
“Although I knew about his quality, playing alongside him makes me very happy.”
I like the bit about wanting to win “many titles” with Arsenal, and if Wenger could simply buy us another Alexis every summer then we will definitely be going places in the future.
Onwards and Upwards!