Alexis Sanchez has been outstanding for Arsenal in his debut season and he made a big contribution to the Gunners 4-0 hammering of Aston Villa in the FA Cup final on Saturday.
The Chilean scored the Gunners second goal early in the second half, which effectively killed the game off as a contest. Sanchez hit the effort from 30 yards out with such venom and dip that it nearly took the net off. The effort was sheer inspiration from the former-Barcelona star.
Sanchez was signed to provide moments like that and he did not disappoint on the big stage. Apart from his goal he showed good energy and work-rate throughout the game.
Sanchez may look like the Duracell bunny at times with his energetic approach, but surely he needs a rest at some point. The 26-year-old looked slightly jaded in some of the Gunners games towards the end of the campaign.
However, just as some of his teammates are preparing for their holidays Sanchez will be heading home to Chile to participate in this summer’s Copa America, which his country is odds of 9/4 to win.
The forward never enjoyed a rest last summer either, as he played for Chile in the World Cup in Brazil. No doubt he is a fit guy, but his style of play and work-rate will surely catch up with him in the end.
Alexis Sanchez is one of Arsenal’s most important players and could miss the start of the new Premier League campaign due to his Copa commitments. The Gunners need him to return in the best possible shape, so that they can mount a serious challenge for the Premier League title next season.
However, Sanchez seems like the sort of guy who would turn down a rest even if it was offered to him. It seems like he is a workaholic. Also with Chile being one of the favourites for the competition I am sure he would not turn down another winner’s medal.
Alexis Sanchez is simply fantastic to watch. He has the ability to make a difference for the Gunners and is a match-winner. Some so called ‘stars’ are content with just going out and picking-up their money.
However, Sanchez works himself into the ground for his team and with the more games he plays for the Gunners he is showing just why Arsene Wenger brought him to north London in the first place.
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