Arsenal’s rivals won’t want to face Alexis Sánchez, says Theo Walcott

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott reckons the Gunners's opponents will fear facing Alexis Sánchez next season

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Arsenal forward Theo Walcott Photo: Arsenal FC

Theo Walcott believes Premier League sides will fear facing the Arsenal forward and his new team-mate Alexis Sánchez this season.

The Chile international penned a long-term deal with the north London side on Thursday after Arsenal agreed a £35m deal with Barcelona for the forward.

With me and him on the flanks, a lot of teams won’t be looking forward to playing Arsenal this year

Theo Walcott

And Walcott, who missed the second half of the season after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament in January, hailed the Gunners’s new signing as a world-class player.

“Sánchez is a world-class player and I enjoyed watching him play for Barcelona and for Chile at the World Cup,” Walcott told Arsenal’s website.

“He’s still very young as well and he is going to show so much pace and power, which we lacked a bit last year.

“With me and him on the flanks, a lot of teams won’t be looking forward to playing Arsenal this year.”

Sánchez scored 19 goals and made 10 assists in 34 La Liga appearances last season.

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