Arsenal boss MUST get tough and DROP Alexis!

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.

We have heard his Arsenal team mates talk about his determination to win even in training and his reluctance to ever lower his work rate. Even when he had a little injury, Alexis still wanted to train and come back early so the backroom staff had to force him to take it easy.

As commendable as all this is, I think it is time for Arsene Wenger to step in, take control and drop his star man from the starting line-up, at least against QPR tonight. This is because the 26-year old is starting to show signs of fatigue, perhaps even burn out, and we simply cannot let that happen to such a vital player at such a crucial stage of the season.

Check out this Daily Mail report which shows that Alexis´effectiveness in terms of goals and assists has dropped dramatically. The report tries to suggest that it might be because of the return to the team of Mesut Ozil after injury, but I don´t buy that. It just so happens that Ozil´s return has coincided with the Chilean´s injury and his energy levels dropping.

I think the boss needs to explain just why Alexis is being dropped and tell him to put his feet up for a few days. But he must make sure the player does as he´s told. Do you agree?

Tags Ozil QPR Wenger


  1. haywill says:

    What if i spend my entire lifespan without seeing arsenal win the campions league as an arsenal fan 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁

    1. CraigZWE says:

      Very likely

  2. haywill says:

    Ill run kick tackle bite for an entire 90 minutes everyday a week if a get 10k a week. Its 520k a year 🙁 🙁 🙁

    1. Robin Vanpayslip says:

      Your not Suarez

      1. muffdiver says:

        He might be

  3. haywill says:

    Conspiracy theory #36 🙁 🙁
    Arsene still loves monaco. His love for monaco is greater than for arsenal. Gambus osaka will beat us too as arsene loves gambus osaka too….. 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁

    1. muffdiver says:

      Exactly ! An what if gambus moussaka knock us out of the birds eye chicken nugggets cup….
      My heart cant take much more of this

  4. ArseOverTit says:

    Wenger get ‘tough’!

    Now that is funny:)))))


  5. RWRW says:

    Absolutely no chance. Play your best bloody players

    1. fred cowardly says:

      Even if they play poorly because they are tired?

      1. RWRW says:

        You wont have that argument if we lose 2-0 mate

  6. haywill says:

    Conspiracy theory#37
    Ozil works hard. He always does. He just doesnt have as many facial expressions as we do. He looks the same when hes happy sad mad angry worried nervous glad so people think he doesnt care while he actually does.. Poor ozil 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁

  7. Mesut O-healed says:

    Correlating Alexis lack of goals with Ozil’s return was top notch stupidity on Daily Mail’s part.

    Alexis is still being aggressive on the pitch but definitely looks a tad slower than normal. Not sure if Wenger should rest him now or later, but we def have enough players for him to do so.

  8. haywill says:

    Conspiracy theory# 38

    Wellbeck is man utd spy…. Thats why he doesnt score 🙁 🙁 🙁

  9. haywill says:

    Conspiracy theory #39

    Rvp was actually arsenal spy but he abandoned his mission and joined the dark side instead 🙁 🙁 🙁

  10. playbyte says:

    Tak a chill pill mate @haywill
    un critical view alexis has wrkd imself toomuch, allrwnd it shows he nids rest, it wil do im gud

  11. muffdiver says:

    We must play alexis until his legs fall off.
    Then he can be goalie til his arms fall off.
    ….then he can be a cone used in training

    1. ArseOverTit says:

      He will come back as a zip in his next life and wenger will work him even harder!

      Poor Alexis.

  12. jonestown1 says:

    It is possible for form to dip without knee-jerking to “burn-out” etc. Said it elsewhere but there are many, many PL players who have more on the clock this season than Alexis. He is still working hard and brings a menace/threat just by being there – brings enough all-round play to merit selection. Daft to bench him if he is fit. Some players need to play through dips in form, others sent to re-charge their batteries. Arsenal staff will know best.

  13. muda says:

    I buy this idea, Ozil is such a cool headed, he even remain the same the time he won WORLD CUP, and that said it all.

  14. leo says:

    bring back theo , give alexis a break & make him come back for the manure game

  15. fred cowardly says:

    We have won without Alexis this year. We can cope without him for one game.

    We can use any combination of 2 these players for LW and RW; Walcott, Oxlade, Welbeck, Ozil (I would prefer Ozil in no. 10 position though, not on Lw).

    So we can cope. Honestly, Alexis in the last few games has played nowhere near his best. It would make sense to give him time to feel better and when he does comeback he will try extra hard to prove himself. We can cope. Don’t worry

    BUT (A BIG “BUT”) Alexis MUST play against United. FA Cup win is vital.

  16. Dennis says:

    Giroud and Alexis must be dropped, bring santi on last 20 mins as a sub for ozil.

    Start with welbeck (CF)/ Walcott (RW)/ Ozil (LW)/ Rosicky (CM)
    Gabriel in CB

    1. jonestown1 says:

      Yeah, Giroud and Alexis MUST be dropped!? Good call there.

  17. says:

    To drop Alexis might be inevitable decision the boss will have to finally take if Alexis form continue to dip. He could do with a 7 days rest or more to recharge his energy. But when I say rest, I mean he should actually rest. Not that he will be doing extracurricular activities that will negate his resting when he is allowed to take a rest.

    1. ArseOverTit says:

      God works 6 days and only rests on the 7th day. He expects the same commitment from his players.

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