This is not the first time that Arsenal on the whole or individual Arsenal players in particular have come in for criticism for what is deemed by some to be over celebrating a win that does not actually give us a trophy. It happened again this week.
The decision about which Arsenal star to give the Man of the Match award to was an especially hard one this weekend after a brilliant team performance saw the Gunners shoot down Chelsea. The TV pundits gave it to Alex Iwobi who had a huge impact but them so did Walcott and he added a lot of defensive work to his attacking threat. Oz\il was brilliant pulling the strings, the two centre backs did a brilliant job stopping Costa and all and Bellerin was brilliant but Alexis Sanchez is my pick because he got the ball rolling by robbing Cahill and beating Courtois, he provided the assist of Ozil and was involved in almost all our forward play.
This was almost the perfect way for Arsenal to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Arsene Wenger taking over as our manager. It was a brilliant perfoirmance from the players in the sort of style that has become trademark of Arsenal in the Wenger era. Three good goals and a clean sheet to boot to stick two fingers up to all the critics in the football media.
Alexis Sanchez is believed to be a target for Manchester City in January, and having failed to agree terms with Arsenal over a new contract, may be able to force his own exit.
The Chilean is claimed to be a target for the Gunners’ rivals Man City, who are managed by the player’s former boss Pep Guardiola currently.
We are building a fans favourite XI based on the current Arsenal formation, and we move onto the three behind the favoured striker now.
Many of you will no doubt opt to field both Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, although the former will be in the voting as a striker also. Unfortunately we don’t have two of him, and he will only be given the one place in our fans favourite XI.
There’s been plenty of debate surrounding the futures of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil because although it was believed the pair may have been considering their futures at the club at the start of the summer, it is now led to be believed that both the Chilean and the German wish to extend their contracts with the Gunners.
Arsenal are reported to be closing on deals to tie key stars Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil down to new long-term deals.
The Gunners are believed to have opened talks with the duo toward the back end of last season, but had failed to agree terms at the time, before delaying talks until after the summer.
It may have been completed a little late for some Arsenal fans, I know that I spent a lot more time than I would have liked worrying about whether the transfer window would be another very disappointing one, but in the end Arsene Wenger did spend quite a lot of money this summer.