Alexis to hit form after impressive Arsenal cup cameo?

Almost all of the plaudits from the Arsenal victory over Tottenham in the north London derby this week went to the player that scored both goals for the Gunners. And maybe the fact that Mathieu Flamini was rumoured to be close to leaving the club this summer as well as being known for his disruptive midfield play rather than for hitting the back of the net meant that all that talk was of the Frenchman coming back from the fringe.

But looking back on the game as a whole, there was a major turning point in the 67th minute. For the half hour os so before that point, either side of the halftime break and after Flamini had put Arsenal in the lead, we were being put under more and more pressure by the home team and were struggling to get anything much going in an attacking sense.

Arsene Wenger turned to our star of last season Alexis Sanchez and although the Chilean international did not manage to score his first goal of the season, he changed the game with his enthusiasm, direct running, pace, power and fancy footwork.

It is clear that Alexis has not been at his best so far but I think that the influence he had with his impressive cameo on Wednesday could be just the thing to get him going. He will surely go into the Leicester game in good spirits, but will that be enough to help him end his current goal drought and start to show why he took the Premier League by storm last year?

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  1. Robertthegooner says:

    That’s why Alexis is so awesome
    Even if he is in a goal drought, he still has to start every match because he has more to offer than just goals. His work rate is second to none and as said above his footwork, passing, speed is fantastic

    However, he showed last season that he is a goal scorer and in time will start scoring again

  2. SoOpa AeoN says:

    this is all a result of playing a whole season for Arsenal……then going on to play in a copa america within a few weeks….without Rest……it’s a pity Sanchez have to go thru all that alone…… Why didn’t wenger sign up a proper back-up(someone like griezmann… he’s capable of playing across the front three) for him so he could have a proper rest (and pls dn’t mention OX as back-up)

    1. Goonsquad8 says:

      It’s a pity wenger didn’t spend £60m on griezmann as a back up to sanchez.

      And griezmann would be no back up he’s becoming a world class player quick

  3. Ks-Gunner says:

    We cant expect him to carry us every season. Its a game of 11.

  4. Subject. Morinho
    Methinks the Greater Portuguese gob is finally crackin up.
    A psychiatrist is replacing the female medic just for old Maureen.
    Any day now the shit is going to hit the fan and old Jose will be led away to the funny farm.

  5. Colin says:

    Alexis, Ozil and Ramsey for me are automatic selections, although I think Ramsey works best as an attacking mid type box to box role. I would love to see him gindnthat form of a couple of seasons ago and that attacking interchage he had with Ozilmin the box that year. Saying that, the very encouraging thing has been the play between Ozil and Alexis. I hope that we will be able to be able to fuse this combination along with Theo up front very soon because it seems almost there. I would just like to see a little more fluidity in the attacking players. They seem to be mutch more ridged in their position while at our best it was hard to know where anyone might appear next. It’s that kind of play that made us much harder to defend against especially when Ramsey and Alexiswere poping up behind opponents defences on either side.

  6. Greg says:

    Form is just temporary sometimes, but in the case of alexis sanchez “class is permanent” always! Coyg!

  7. Twig says:

    Sanchez and the OX need to switch positions – Sanchez to the right, OX to the left.

  8. Twig says:

    Why didn’t Gabriel immediately accept the improper conduct charge so that he only misses the Spurs game and not the Leicester one??

    1. SoOpa AeoN says:

      incase u didn’t know……..the hearing and verdict of the gabriel’s case took place yesterday!(judging by the time of my posting this comment)

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