Arsenal fans will be hoping to see the club’s star player Alexis Sanchez back in the Arsenal team today and doing what he does best by inspiring the Gunners to a much needed win at Watford with his goals and all round get up and go, there is a theory that the World Cup disappointment he has just suffered with Chile could mean that his head and heart will not be in it.
That is the advice offered by the former Arsenal and England midfielder Paul Merson anyway, as reported by Metro. The fact that it is Merson with these negative comments about the Chilean’s potential state of mind should come as no surprise I suppose, because he has not had many nice things to say about his old club in recent years.
Just this week the simmering spat between the pundit and Arsene Wenger boiled over again, with both aiming public digs at the other, Merson bizarrely claiming that the former Spurs manager Harry Redknapp was a much better tactician than the Frenchman despite their records showing different.
Wenger clearly has little time for his former player or his thoughts either, so that is one reason for Wenger to ignore the advice and put Alexis in the starting line-up against the Hornets, but there is another more important reason.
We know the striker loves to play and what better way to get over a disappointing game than to play another and make sure that you win? Would you guys even think twice about starting Sanchez today?