Arsenal star on target to win Copa America? Not Sanchez

To be perfectly honest, and I do not want to fall out with arguably the best player in the Arsenal squad here, but I hope that Chile have a pretty poor and short lived Copa America tournament as Alexis Sanchez and co attempt to defend the trophy they won for the first time last summer.

Let’s be honest here Gooners, and admit that our star man from the previous season had nowhere near the same impact in his second year as a Gunner. Partly that was because he was injured for a large part of it but as well as saying that may have been due to his workload in recent years for club and country, it seemed to also affect his performance when fit.

So I reckon a nice early exit from the tournament would be good for Arsenal, but I would not say the same for our second choice keeper David Ospina, who excelled in goal for Colombia in their first two group games, as reported by, keeping a clean sheet against the hosts USA and holding off a spirited Paraguay to help his country become the first to book a place in the next round.

Colombia have some very good players in a strong squad and I reckon they could go all the way, and that would be great news for Ospina and possibly for Arsenal. Either he comes back to north London in great spirits and full of confidence and ready to challenge Petr Cech for the starting spot, or he makes himself very attractive to potential suitors in the transfer market and makes Arsenal more money.

He might even make me some dosh as I have had a cheeky bet on Colombia to win. Come On You Gunner!


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  1. Can anyone fill me in as to why the copa America is being played again this year?

    1. It is the 100th Anniversary Year, and they are playing it in the USA for the first time to celebrate….

  2. No doubt sanchez is world-class and have good for us so far but could’ve been better if it weren’t for his individualistic approach to the game, which could be one of the reasons he was sold by barca.. am very excited about the mhkitaryan rumours as unlike sanchez he has arsenal written all over him, and would be the best winger we had since pires.

  3. Actually Admin, It’s not only Sanchez we should worry about. There’s 10 Arsenal players (any correction will be accepted) who involved at France Euro 2016. Should we expect that all of their nations will fall out early?
    You know why I afraid the most? Mesut Ozil of German and Granit Xhaka of Switzerland. One key player and one new buying. What happen if…

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