According to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Alexis Sanchez works harder than anyone else at Arsenal in what has been a tough start for the Gunners to the new season, and performances from the £35 million Chilean star have been a real positive, impressing his new team-mates.
“Alexis is a brilliant player and he does stuff that really does surprise you and you think, ‘how has he got out of that one?’” said Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain.
“Like against Southampton, he’ll step up and put a free-kick in the top corner.”
“I knew he was going to do that because in the warm-up he had four in a row in front of a lot of fans.”
“When he stood up to take the free-kick in the game I said to Kieran [Gibbs], ‘this is going in, you should have seen him in the warm-up’, and he put it top corner.”
“It’s moments of brilliance like that [which show his quality] but at the same time he works harder than I think I’ve seen anyone work.”
“He is so skilful but he also does the defensive work up front and sets the tone.”