Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger: Alexis Sanchez back to his best
The Arsenal manager says Alexis Sanchez has been a different player in training
Alexis Sanchez is back to his best, according to Arsene Wenger.
The Arsenal forward netted his first hat-trick for the north London side in a 5-2 victory over Leicester City at King Power Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.
He is back to his level. He won a big competition with Chile – the Copa America – and to adjust again to a competitive level when you come back takes some time
Sanchez had failed to score in his previous five top-flight appearances this season before his treble at high-flying Leicester, ending his goalless run for the Gunners.
And Arsenal manager Wenger revealed that he had noticed a difference in the Chilean in training in the lead up to the Foxes clash.
“I think he is. I think I have plenty of players who are world-class but you always have to understand what the definition of that is,” Wenger is quoted as saying by London Evening Standard.
“Overall he is a striker who is mobile and works hard for the team and when the team plays well he can score goals.
“He is back to his level. He won a big competition with Chile – the Copa America – and to adjust again to a competitive level when you come back takes some time.
“We could see in training already a different player in the last week or two.
“He showed that in this game and overall I thought we always looked dangerous going forwards.”
Walcott and Olivier Giroud also netted for the Gunners in their 5-2 win at King Power Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Arsenal return to Premier League action when they host Manchester United at Emirates Stadium next Sunday afternoon.
Before that, the Gunners take on Olympiacos in the Champions League group stage at their home ground.