Alexis Sanchez a devil on the pitch: Wenger

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Alexis Sanchez: Does he look like a devil?

Arsenal manager was excited again with the exceptional performance of Chilean, Alexis Sanchez, the midfielder that he has fine-tuned to be a striker.

He was so short of words to describe the man who had scored 23 goals this season in EPL and logged 10 assists, that Wenger likened him to ‘the devil’, on the pitch.

Sanchez helped Arsenal grabbed a vital three points on Tuesday night at the Emirates with a brace in the game against relegated but stubborn Sunderland. The hardworking player broke Sunderland fortress twice to earn Arsenal  three points.

According to Wenger, Alexis’ involvement in the game was in doubt before the game as he had a knock, but Arsène Wenger told the media after the game of his delight with his display:

on when he made the decision to start Alexis…
At four o’clock [Tuesday].

on Alexis…
With him, I feel he had something still left, but once he’s on the pitch and gets the ball, he always becomes a devil and forgets his pain.

on Alexis being a late inclusion and what the performance says about him…
Nobody questions his desire and his quality. It shows as well that if you look at his numbers, he has developed here as a player and has become a top-class player and has not wasted his time here. Hopefully that will last for a long time.


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