Connect in the back of the net

Alexis Sanchez broke the headlines when the Chilean forward signed from Spanish giants Barcelona for an undisclosed fee, believed to be around £35 million to the Premier League outfit, Arsenal back in July 2014. Arsene Wenger’s men are having a roller-coaster of a 2015-16 season. From title challengers to getting the habit of finishing back 4th in the Premier League table as usual, the 27 year old forward looks to be hungry for silverware from his days at the Camp Nou.

This is Arsene Wenger’s 20th season with Arsenal and this could be the first time that Arsenal finish below fellow rivals Tottenham Hotspur. Arsenal are 3rd in the league table with 67 points, behind Tottenham who sit 2nd with 70 points.

It is very unlikely to see Arsenal go over Spurs as the men from the Emirates have a difficult match against moneybags Manchester City, and the latter against an already relegated side Aston Villa.

 

Many suitors

Alexis Sanchez could pack his bags and can be soon eyeing for a new destination. Paris Saint-Germain are said to keep tabs on the winger after it was reported that star player Zlatan Ibrahimovic is most likely to move out of the Parc des Princes after this season as he runs out of his contract. The tall Swede is rumoured with a move back to former club AC Milan, the MLS or even the Premier League.

Not only are the Ligue 1 champions interested in the player, but also big names like Atletico Madrid, Valencia, Manchester City and Real Madrid are after the in demand player’s signature. Spanish outlet Don Balon claim that the Chile international would want to see life somewhere else other than his current London club.

Manchester City is also a likely destination for Alexis Sanchez, which would see him pair up with his former manager Pep Guardiola who is newly appointed as the Sky Blues’ boss. According to AS Chile, PSG manager Laurent Blanc is a big fan of the 27 year old and would love to have him on board.

If Alexis Sanchez is signed by PSG and by then Zlatan Ibrahimovic is offloaded, Edinson Cavani could then be seen using the central role up front and the left wing would be open for the quick winger. Not to forget the likes of Angel Di Maria and Lucas at attack, one can expect quick and smooth football from the French giants and also make them the favourites for the title next season as well.

 

Consistent

Sanchez has been consistent since moving to England, scoring 41 times in 89 matches already. Mr. Wenger will look to keep hold of his key players, Mesut Ozil and Alexis by offering them long term contracts. Sanchez helped his side win the FA Cup last season and was also named in the Premier League Team of the Year in his debut season itself.

The short but skillful attacker can be a nightmare for the opposition, as Alexis Sanchez is widely known for his dribbling skills, his ability to run with the ball and to keep hold of the ball. Being a set piece specialist, he has good command all over the field and has the game in control for the whole 90 minutes.

Not only at the wings, but the number 17 of Arsenal can adapt well in the attacking midfield area as he is blessed with the ability to play strongly with both his feet.

 

Written by Tejas Shetty

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