Gary Neville sends message to Arsenal fans about Alexis Sanchez
Gary Neville is waiting to see how Alexis Sanchez performs for Arsenal over the next few months
Gary Neville believes that much of Arsenal’s fate over the next few months will depend on how Alexis Sanchez performs for the Gunners over the next few months.
The 28-year-old Chile international was heavily linked with a transfer away from Arsenal during the summer window but a move failed to materialise for the forward.
Sanchez will now stay at Arsenal until January at the earliest and Gunners fans will be hoping to see the forward put in some top performances for the north London club.
The attacker, like most of his team-mates, struggled to find form as the Gunners were thrashed 4-0 by Liverpool at Anfield in their most recent Premier League outing.
And former Manchester United defender Neville says he is intrigued to see how Sanchez behaves for the Gunners when he makes his return after the international break.
Neville told Sky Sports News: “For Arsenal now, it’s all about which Sanchez turns up.
“The terrier-type player that I look at and love, or the one in the last four or five months that throws the towel in and his hands in the air at his team-mates, which I do not like.
“He’s been someone who has been difficult to warm to in the last few months, particularly at Anfield. Within the first 20 minutes after the first goal, he was throwing his arms up at his team-mates.
“And when players start doing that, then you have big problems, especially when it is coming from a star player.”
Sanchez will be expecting to feature for Arsenal when the Gunners take on Bournemouth at The Emirates after the international break next Saturday.
The Gunners are aiming to get back to winning ways after having lost two of their three opening Premier League games to leave them down in 16th place in the Premier League table.