I suppose it would be very easy for anyone to pinpoint Alexis Sanchez as Arsenal’s most dangerous player this season, but Man United’s Angel Di Maria probably knows him better than anyone else after facing him in nine competitive games since 2011 in Spain and internationals between Argentina and Chile.
Di Maria made his point clear on ManUtd.com: “Sanchez is a player who has been in some great form this season and since he came to Arsenal he hasn’t stopped scoring or creating goals.” he said. “He’s been tremendous and seems to be the key player for Arsenal. When he plays well, they seem to play well too.
“We’ve seen him in various games. If he gets hold of the ball and does what he can with it, then that works well for Arsenal. We have to keep a close eye on him and try to prevent him from creating openings with his passing as we know that every time he gets to run at you he can create danger.”
Sanchez may have had a lean spell for a while after his explosive start to the season, but the Chilean found his scoring boots again in Tuesday’s clash at West Ham, and hopefully will go on another great run for the Gunners.
So far the score between Di Maria and Sanchez stands at 5-4 to the United man. It seems to me that it is time for Alexis to even up the score again on Monday…..