Arsenal midfielder Alexis Sanchez is the most talented player in the club’s squad, and a player who has the ability to be a key player in any team.
But what is his biggest asset?
And is he ready to make an impact at the highest level?
It’s easy to forget that Alexis Sanchez was only 12 years old when Arsenal took him on a £20 million deal in 2016.
But the Chilean midfielder is already one of Arsenal’s best players.
He was already one year older than David Ospina when he was snapped up by the Gunners for £35 million, but it’s been five years since he has been able to make a meaningful impact at Arsenal.
Sanchez has played more Premier League games than any other player, and scored 17 goals.
But the Chilean was never a player to be taken lightly and was always at the back of the first-team.
He only ever really got a start in the first team as a substitute in his debut season in 2015, and it was only in 2016 that he got a real chance to prove himself at the top level.
However, after a long time out of the side due to injury, Sanchez finally showed his quality with a goal in the final minute of Arsenal vs. Aston Villa, and he has continued to improve ever since.
Somewhat ironically, Sanchez has been one of many players Arsenal has had to work hard to retain in the past few seasons.
His form in the last two years has seen Arsenal miss out on the Champions League knockout stages.
And although Sanchez has never really had to play in front of the fans in the Emirates Stadium, he has seen a lot of the support that has helped him reach the heights he has.
In fact, the Chilean is so revered that Arsenal fans will often hold him up in the stands and shout “Sanchez!”
When it comes to Sanchez, there are two main attributes that make him one of his team-mates.
Firstly, he is very direct.
When Arsenal play, they play with pace and quickness.
But Sanchez is an attacking midfielder, so he doesn’t rely on his speed to do his job.
The Chilean has a knack of getting on the ball, and this is one of Sanchez’s best attributes.
When the ball is played into the box, Sanchez always knows where he should be, and with good timing, he can use his pace to get on the end of a pass.
He is also very intelligent.
He knows what the defenders are doing and where he wants to play the ball.
When he gets the ball from the left-back position, he knows where the midfielders should be and is very patient with the ball as it passes him.
As well as his ability to make his team look good in the air, Sanchez also makes his teammates look good on the ground.
Sanchez’s feet are quick, and his footwork is very effective.
He can make a great cross, and can cut inside to score.
Suspended for the last game of the 2016/17 season, Sanchez returned to the team in January and played every minute of the second half of the season.
Sanchez had another solid season in 2016/2017, scoring seven goals in his first season in the side.
However, Sanchez was sent off for a late tackle in the second-half of the Premier 1 Championship match against Leeds United, and Arsenal lost 3-1.
Saw fit for the start of the new season, Arsenal are set to get back to the Champions’ League with an important game against Manchester United on Sunday.