Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez appears to be relishing his return to a central striking role, ending his run of 4 games without a goal with a brace against Bournemouth yesterday to power the Gunners to a crucial 3-1 win over the Cherries.
Arsenal’s recent dip in form coincided with that of Sanchez in the big guns against Tottenham, Manchester United and PSG, and Manager Arsene Wenger was happy to see his star Chilean attacker return to goal scoring ways in what has traditionally been a tough month for the Gunners.
Wenger spoke about Alexis’ performance after the game, saying, “Even when he looks dead, he’s still alive and always finds the resources to do something special. He has that conditioning which allows him to always find an extra gear to be dangerous.”
The Arsenal boss also shared that contract talks are progressing with the Chilean but didn’t define a timeline by when the key player will ink a new deal.
Wenger also spoke about Sanchez’ poor tackle on Arter, predictably defending his star man. Wenger said, “I don’t think it was a desire to hurt Arter. He hurt him, yes, because he was late but I don’t think it was with excessive force or violence, it was just too late to take the ball. He didn’t want to injure him.”