Alexis Sanchez: I need to spend less time on the ball for Arsenal

The Chile international says he that he needs to up the speed of his game at Arsenal

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Alexis Sanchez has admitted that he needs to up the speed of his game to fit in with Arsenal’s style of play.

The 25-year-old has been one of the Premier League’s top performers following his transfer to the north London club from Barcelona over the summer.

But the Chile international says that he still has to adapt his style of play to fit in to Arsene Wenger’s team.

“Like anywhere else, first it’s about getting to know your new surroundings, getting your bearings,” Sanchez told AS.

“Almost unconsciously, I started to memorise the movements of my favourite team-mates and starting to learn how to help them.

“I know that I still have a lot to improve on and they have let me know what areas need work: to spend less time on the ball, to play more one-touch passes to instigate counter-attacks – that’s vital.

“I need to continue learning because those quick-passing moves are key in the Premier League and especially at Arsenal.”

Sanchez has scored eight goals and made two assists in 10 Premier League games for Arsene Wenger’s men.

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