Chelsea legend says Arsenal should start Sanchez ahead of Ozil

Chelsea legend Tony Cascarino says he is a big fan of Arsenal forward Alexis Sánchez

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Tony Cascarino believes Alexis Sanchez should start ahead of Mesut Ozil if Arsene Wenger can’t fit both of the playmakers in his Arsenal side.

The Chile international, who moved to Arsenal in a £35m deal from Barcelona in the summer transfer window, dropped to the bench for Saturday’s trip to Villa Park.

I can’t see Wenger not putting Sanchez in that team. For me, he is a sensational player. I love what he can do

Tony Cascarino

Arsenal’s club-record signing Mesut Ozil produced a match-winning display in Birmingham, scoring his first league goal of the season before teeing up Danny Welbeck.

Despite the German’s role in a 3-1 victory over Aston Villa, Chelsea legend Cascarino still feels Sanchez should be ahead of Ozil in the pecking order at the north London side.

“I really like what Welbeck does. He does good jobs in different positions,” Cascarino told Sky Sports News.

“If he gets that fixed position, someone like Ozil can make the final balls which Welbeck could thrive on.

“I can’t see Wenger not putting Sanchez in that team. For me, he is a sensational player. I love what he can do.

“It might case that Sanchez starts before Ozil. Ozil needs to lift his game, that is what you want as manager.”

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