Arsene Wenger hails Arsenal’s ‘unbelievable’ Alexis Sanchez
The Arsenal manager is thrilled by the way the Chile international has settled into life in England
Arsene Wenger has praised Alexis Sanchez’s “unbelievable” work-rate following the forward’s impressive start to life at Arsenal.
The Chile international took his goal-tally for the season to seven as he scored twice to help the Gunners to a 3-0 victory over Burnley at Emirates Stadium on Saturday.
And Wenger has been impressed by the way the 25-year-old has settled in the Premier League following his transfer to Arsenal from Barcelona in the summer.
“I don’t judge them for at least six months [if they arrive from abroad],” Wenger told Arsenal Player.
“Alexis struggled at the start to deal with the commitment but now he is more confident because he scores goals and he speaks the language much better.
“Let’s not forget that he has been in Europe before, having come from South America. He’s been at Udinese and Barcelona where you play under pressure every week. That helps get him to the level you need to cope with England.
“I believe we are in a job where you can always improve. He’s keen – every day he wants to go out and practice. He’s unbelievably keen to develop, work and practice – he just loves football.”