He may not be the big name, top quality striker that many Arsenal fans were hoping that Arsene Wenger would bring in to the club this summer, but with just a day left of the transfer window, I think we could do a lot worse than to go for the QPR centre forward Charlie Austin.
Arsenal have had so many injury problems in recent times that most of us fans feel like medical experts. So when we saw Diego Costa pull up after just 12 minutes of Chelsea’s narrow win against Stoke City last weekend, it appeared likely that the Brazilian born Spanish international would probably miss the rest of the season, or most of it at least.
Arsene Wenger was under no illusion that it was going to be an easy game against relegation-threatened QPR last night, and he was proved right as the Hoops held off Arsenal for over an hour before Oliver Giroud broke the deadlock. Although Alexis scored his first goal for 8 games, Rangers still set up a nail-biting finish by grabbing one back with 8 minutes to go on the clock.
One of the best things about the Arsenal and Chile international star Alexis Sanchez, and one of the reasons the former Barcelona forward has become a firm favourite in England since coming to the Premier League, is his desire to win and his willingness to work hard, pressing Opposition defenders and also tracking back to help his own.
Arsenal make the short trip across London to face QPR this evening, and while researching on the internet ahead of the game I found this interesting quote from the QPR midfielder Matt Phillips.
He said on the official Rangers website: “Arsenal play a style of football where they keep the ball and make you work hard chasing it.