I am not saying that the Arsenal and Chile international star Alexis Sanchez is nailed on to have a second season with his new club that is as good or even better than his debut campaign in the Premier League, but I do think that it is very doubtful that his standards will slip that much.
So surely the former Barcelona striker is a decent bet to be very close when the Arsenal fans start voting for our Player of the season some time next year, wouldn´t you say? Strangely enough, though, among the Arsenal players that spend all week training with the talented and highly driven Chilean player, only one has put the name of Alexis Sanchez forward for who he thinks will be our star man this time around.
The France international defender Laurent Koscielny went for Alexis, but as revealed in a Metro report, the others went for a variety of Arsenal stars. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was the main man with four players; Kieran Gibbs, Hector Bellerin, Aaron Ramsey and Chuba Akpom selecting the Englishman, perhaps with his stunning strike against Chelsea in the Community Shield fresh on their minds.
The Ox himself, along with Olivier Giroud, went for our summer signing Petr Cech. The keeper joined Francis Coquelin in thinking the skills of Mesut Ozil would be the key and there was one vote each for Santi Cazorla (picked by Alex Iwobi), Aaron Ramsey (Walcott), Francis Coquelin (Wilshere) and Theo Walcott (Gnabry). The club captain and vice-captain sat on the fence and gave the diplomatic answer of saying the whole Arsenal team.
So do the Gunners know something about Alexis that we don´t or have they simply forgotten how awesome he is while he has not been there? And who do you think will be the main man this time?