I think it must be just another example of the anti-Arsenal stance often adopted by the football media in England, where they love to knock anything Gunners related and especially love to have a go at our French manager Arsene Wenger.
So even though Man City, Liverpool and Man United are all doing just as badly as Arsenal and a lot worse if you consider how much more money they have spent, it seems to be Wenger who is always in the press, on the verge of being sacked and with players and staff supposedly disagreeing with every decision the Prof makes.
Even Alexis Sanchez has been reported as being unhappy at his new club, despite being the star of the show so far, scoring goals, winning Man of the Match and Player of the Season awards by the bucketful and generally earning rave reviews.
But now the Chilean has spoken out about how his transfer from La Liga and Barcelona has gone in his own eyes. And surprise, surprise, Alexis has declared that he loves working with Wenger and leartning the nuances of the way that the Gunners play as well as the differences between football in England and the Premier League and the way it is played in Spain and elsewhere, as reported by the Daily Express.
The 25-year old forward said, “English football is hard, it’s difficult so you have to adapt.
“It’s the most complicated football and it’s not easy. Even small teams will cause problems, but it keeps me guessing and I love it.
“The goal? At the moment I’m just gaining confidence in myself and working with Wenger.”
And you can already see the Chilean’s passing, possession and decision making improving game by game. At the same time, Alexis is showing the talented but sometimes lightweight Arsenal players the value of putting yourself about and pressing the opposing players. So is this a match made in heaven?