Is now the time to back Arsenal’s Alexis for top goalscorer?

The race to be top goalscorer of the Premier League is hotting up, and after looking at some of the best bookmakers odds, it now looks a great time to lay some money down on our main man Alexis Sanchez to land the prize. The Chilean has been in great form for us all season, and he is currently tied for the lead at the top of the table.

Alexis was joined by Romelu Lukaku at the top of the table, thanks to five goals in his last three matches, but his Everton side have tough trips to Liverpool, Tottenham, Manchester United and Arsenal left in the fixture list, and I can’t see him being amongst the top two come the end of the season.

Harry Kane also had a good weekend, netting a hat-trick against a dismal Stoke City side today, leaving himself one behind the leading duo’s tally of 17, and he joined Chelsea’s Diego Costa, who also scored his 16th league goal of the current campaign. Kane is a very good bet at 5/1 with 1xbet if you put your money on a Spud!

The Chelsea striker looks a decent option to land the spoils on paper, with his side flying high in the league, but he is known to struggle with his fitness, and as the season is wearing on, he seems to be getting slower match-by-match.

The last two in shouting distance of the lead are Jermaine Defoe and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and some would dare you to disregard them without thought. The Sunderland striker has shown amazing consistency despite playing in a (very) poor side, and currently occupy the very bottom of the league table.

The Swede superstar has quietened even his biggest doubters, who had labelled him ‘too old’ and unable to make an impact at the age of 35, but his double on Sunday earned his side their second trophy of the campaign, with Zlatan himself scoring the all-impòrtant winning goal at Wembley, just as he did in the Community Shield back in August.

Ibrahimovic currently sits two goals behind Alexis and the lead, and while his side are in great form at present, his club may find their best shot at playing Champions League football in winning the Europa League, and that will likely take it’s toll on his fitness.

Our main man Alexis has been in top form, and he is claimed to be eyeing a summer move from our club, which will only spur him on to play his heart out, as he looks to earn the next big pay-day of his career.

Theo Walcott’s return from injury has also seen our top scorer return to his favoured centre-forward role in recent weeks, which has only seen his goals increase once again.

At a widely available 5/1 (6.0) available for our forward to lead the charts come the end of the season, I’m more than happy to put some pretty pennies on his head.

Who do you think will top the charts? Has there been a better time to back Alexis?

Pat J

Updated: February 27, 2017 — 6:38 pm


  1. Kane is level with Sanchez and lukaku in terms of goals scored.

  2. I’m not a betting man.
    But I think Alexis has earned it. I wish him all the best in the race for top goal scorer.
    Lukaku has been on fire.

  3. sometyms I wonder who’s fault it it our transfer tactics and poor scouting or just poor management of this players, I just checked squawka’s and the goal scoring CHART, the young man has 50 goals in all competition for club and country at just twenty, not to talk of harry kane’s chart which is outrageously way high, but the same cant be said of our players like walcot and chamberlain who has been in the club for donkey years without significant improvement, walcot just got 100goals just the other day,something he should have reached a long time ago….so poor.

  4. I hope Sanchez will top the charts that would only be good for us. With Wenger you never know though. He might move Sanchez back to the wing to make room for Giroud which would make it harder for Sanchez to compete with strikers like Kane, Costa, Ibra and Lukaku who are all the focal point of their teams. I am convinced had Sanchez started all his games in the center he would have a few more goals.

  5. Only if he continues to start up front
    If Wenger keeps Giroud up front then I don’t think Alexis will do it
    Alexis scores more often as CF
    Its also less tiring and demanding up front then on the wing

    I hope Wenger uses Alexis as CF and Giroud as SuperSub
    Alexis is simply better finisher and more consistent

    Please start Lucas/Welbeck and Walcott on the wings

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