Ollie Baines asks the question everyone is thinking, “Is Alexis Sanchez the best player in the Premier League?” and fans on Twitter have had plenty to say on the topic.
Alexis Sanchez. The name on everyone’s lips. I have just watched Arsenal cruise to a comfortable 3-0 win over bogey side, Stoke City. Again, the Chilean was heavily involved, this time clocking up 2 goals and 1 assist to help provide 3 more points for Arsene Wenger’s side.
The 26-year-old has now bagged 18 goals and has 8 assists since arriving at the Emirates in the summer and has taken no time at all to adjust to life in the Premier League.
As I sat watching the Arsenal v Stoke game, I found myself in awe of Sanchez. His pace, his touch, his movement, his stamina, his poise, his understanding of the game. For me, Sanchez has to be considered one of the best players in the Premier League.
He is, as Gary Lineker puts it, “a special player”.
Alexis Sanchez is such a special footballer. Love watching him play.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) January 11, 2015
I’ve never seen a player have such an infectious quality that seeps into his fellow team mates. In the rare case of losing the ball, Sanchez picks himself us and sprints to fight back for possession; but not just that, it encourages his colleagues to join the hunt. A player with sheer determination and passion for the game, Sanchez is a breath of fresh air, not just for Arsenal fans, but for football fans in general.
I remember Arsene Wenger saying “He’s off our (fitness) charts, his recovery is incredible. We’ve seen nothing like it”, when probed about Sanchez’s match-fitness.
Surely the Chilean will burn out? Won’t he? That’s what I thought over Christmas, but it seems the striker is merely changing through the gears. With every game he looks to get better and better.
The question is, how much better can this young lad get?
Unlike any player I have ever seen in the Premier League, is Sanchez the start of a new revolution of players emerging? If so, we are going to be blessed with some real talent!
The likes of Diego Costa and Sergio Aguero have been branded as the best strikers in the Premier League, but I tell you what, for his all round play, energy, goals, assists and match winning performances, there is none better than Alexis Sanchez…and the stats don’t lie.
— CÖME ÖN ARSENAL (@davidhickman14) January 11, 2015
And it appears I’m not the only fan of Alexis Sanchez…
— Joe Green (@joeg0109) January 11, 2015
— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) January 11, 2015
Alexis Sanchez is a glorious footballer. Incredible talent complimented by exceptional work-rate. So good to watch.
— Cory (@iwritethings23) January 11, 2015
Don’t even get me started on @Alexis_Sanchez ……….. What a player.
— Josh Franceschi (@joshmeatsix) January 11, 2015
Alexis Sanchez is easily the best player in the premier league.
— Ed Butterworth (@EdButterworth94) January 11, 2015
How glad is Alexis Sánchez to be away from Barcelona right now? He’s fantastic.
— Grant Wahl (@GrantWahl) January 11, 2015
Do you think Sanchez is the best the Premier League has to boast?