Pundit: Why Alexis Sanchez is right to be angry with Arsenal
Garth Crooks has sympathy for Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez
Alexis Sanchez had every right to be angry with his Arsenal team-mates after their 3-3 draw at Bournemouth on Wednesday night, according to Garth Crooks.
The Gunners were left trailing Eddie Howe’s men by three goals inside 58 minutes after goals from Charlie Daniels, Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser.
Sanchez helped to trigger the north London side’s comeback though after the Chile international made it 3-1 in the 70th minute before Lucas Perez added a second with a sumptuous volley.
Olivier Giroud completed the comeback and rescued a point with a goal in added time but Sanchez was clearly disappointed with the result after his angry reaction on the pitch post-match.
Former Tottenham forward Crooks can understand Sanchez’s frustrations after Arsenal failed to seize their chance to make up ground on current Premier League leaders Chelsea.
“Did you see Alexis Sanchez as he walked off the Vitality Stadium pitch?” Crooks wrote in his BBC Sport column.
“He had a face like thunder and was remonstrating with himself about Arsenal’s inability to take their title opportunities seriously – or at least that was what it looked like.
“He was furious and had every right to be. Arsenal fans can pacify themselves all they want about their brilliant comeback against Bournemouth, but if they do they will have badly missed the point.”
Arsenal are in fifth place in the Premier League table and eight points behind Chelsea after Tottenham Hotspur were 2-0 winners against the Blues on Wednesday night.