Mikel Arteta surprised by how quickly Alexis Sanchez has settled at Arsenal
The Arsenal captain praises Alexis Sanchez's work ethic for the Gunners
Mikel Arteta admits he is surprised by how quickly Alexis Sanchez has settled at Arsenal.
The Gunners forward scored twice as the north London side were 3-0 winners against Burnley at Emirates Stadium on Saturday.
It is easy and nice because it makes our job easier when you have a player in his form and scoring goals
The Chile international’s brace took his Premier League tally to seven goals following his £35m move from Barcelona.
Asked if Sanchez’s immediate impact came as a surprise, Arteta replied: “A little bit. South Americans normally find England hard.
“When you are an attacking player and people are expecting a lot from you, sometimes it can be difficult.
“But he wants the ball and to go again and again. He wants to get better and better.”
The Arsenal captain added that Sanchez deserves praise for his work ethic as well as his natural ability.
“It is easy and nice because it makes our job easier when you have a player in his form and scoring goals,” Arteta added.
“He looks after people around him. He works hard in every game. It is something we need to highlight.
“He gets more highlights for his goals, assists and tricks, but his hard work and ethic is very important.”
Arsenal face Anderlecht in the Champions League at The Emirates on Tuesday night.