Can Alexis really have the Suarez effect for Arsenal?

There is no doubt whatsoever that Arsene Wenger did a great bit of transfer business when he signed Alexis Sanchez for Arsenal this summer. The Chile international striker is already off to a flyer, reaching double figures in all competitions and netting an incredible seven times from his first nine games in the Premier League.

But can he really have the amazing influence for the Gunners that Luis Suarez had for Liverpool in the last couple of seasons, especially the last one where the controversial Uruguayan nearly led them to the title? The two strikers are being increasingly compared with each other, perhaps because the signing of Suarez by Barcelona was the major reason for Sanchez coming to north London and the fact that Wenger had tried to sign Suarez from Liverpool the previous summer.

But there is more in common with them than just that. As our midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain said the other day, Alexis has the same qualities of desire, determination and a relentless work ethic to go with his undoubted ability. And he might not have had quite the same scoring record in recent years, but he is two years younger and he was played out wide in Spain and everyone was second fiddle to Messi.

Maybe being the main man at Arsenal is helping. He has certainly settled right in at his new club and seems to be loving his football. Now we have some key players like Walcott and Ramsey coming back and as Alexis and Welbeckโ€™s understanding continues to grow, could the Chilean really inspire Arsenal to go on a title challenging run like Suarez did with Liverpol?

Tags Sanchez Walcott welbeck


  1. Andrew AFC says:

    Of course he can, as long as the rest of the team step up and learn by his example.

    1. Andrew AFC says:

      Can someone please just give me thumbs down or it wouldn’t be JustArsenal ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. Andrew AFC says:

        Thank you that feels better ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. NickTheYank says:

    Right now I wouldn’t take anyone over Sanchez. There are great players out there like Ronaldo who score a Lot of goals but sanchez’s tenacity and work rate off the ball are second to none. What I wouldntgive for the rest of the lads to start feeding odd that energy and play like he does when he loses possession. He fights for everything and it is beyond admirable. When Theo if firing on all cylinders and Ozil gets back (and is played in the proper role) every defense in the league need be terrified

    1. Andrew AFC says:

      Did you see Theo congratulating Sanchez after his goal. I think they might have something special going on in the future.

  3. Greg says:

    Alexis sanchez is already replicating this as our “talisman”! Coyg!

    1. Twig says:

      @Andrew I think everyone congratulated Sanchez not only Theo. Stop seeing “signs” where there aren’t any ๐Ÿ˜€

      1. Andrew AFC says:

        Why shouldn’t I look for something special, a team that plays together stays together.

  4. Greg says:

    Alexis sanchez reminds of “the energizer bunny” when he is on the ball he just keeps on going and going! Coyg!

    1. Andrew AFC says:

      Sanchez’s new nickname is Duracell, he just keeps on going ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Andrew AFC says:

    RVP? we don’t need you anymore ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. muda says:

      @andrew, I rather have 1 Sanchez in my team than a bunch of RVPs

  6. Twig says:

    For Tuesday…

    ______Podolski Sanchez
    Cazorla Flamini Arteta Chambo
    Gibbs Monreal Merts Chambo

    Welbeck could really do with a breather. And Poldi has done enough, more than enough in fact, to get his first start of the season.

    1. Andrew AFC says:

      Have you signed another Chambo ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Andrew AFC says:

    Goodnight all and have a great week.

  8. sonny says:

    l have to say Alexis is not too far from hitting that Suarez form but he has similar qualities and great potential if he keeps going@ this rate we might find ourselfs in that situation of being chelsh*t main rivals but only if players like rambo,theo,welback,giroud and ozil take responsibility&share that pivot equally l dnt see why not.As of now it seems like South America is taking the lead in producing great forwards even Wenger himself cornfirmed it…

  9. mark says:

    Talking about title challenges…I’m not always one for stats, but this one stood out for me:

    If you look at games lost in the EPL this season, Chelsea have lost 0, we have lost 1, City & Southampton 2, West Ham & Swansea 3, and so on…

    Taking that into account, if we can start winning games like those we have drawn so far, we CAN be contenders for the title. Of course, Chelsea are the team to beat, but if others can keep them looking over their shoulders then great.

    I still believe Chelsea WILL lose a game or two along the way, maybe more, and possibly when they least expect it. The league is ultra competitive this season, and no team will go unbeaten (in my view).

    In answer to the topic question, yes Sanchez can be our Suarez, but I believe he is better than Suarez, a more rounded player who creates his own chances while playing for the team as well. Not saying Suarez was totally selfish, but it was the Luis Suarez show when he played…we need to guard against that a tad, but as Sanchez seems to have a great attitude I don’t think it will be a problem…just gotta keep him now! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  10. ruelando says:

    Sanchez has been great for us and you can see the team is improving every game , as i said when Sanchez and welbeck was bought we have enough firepower to challenge anyone its in our middle where we are soft, wenger has found a temporary solution and it has earned us some points.

    Many say its team less than us, but did we not lose points to teams less than us, our defense line was a mess before the 2 man in the middle solution, nw our attackers has gotten their confidence going the team is playing better.

    The good thing about arsenal there is a lot of room for improvement, Cazorla looking a little better although missing opportunities, ox getting better, ramsay slowly coming back, injuries getting less and a patch up defense doing its job.

    Sanchez doing his thing for his team, is he arsenal’S SUAREZ, NOOOOOOOOOOOO, HE IS ARSENAL SANCHEZ THE CHILEAN TIGER

Comments are closed

Top Blog Sponsors
JustArsenal Top Ten UK Blogs