Alexis Sanchez showed world-class leadership for Arsenal, claims pundit

Garth Crooks credits Alexis Sanchez with a world-class performance in Arsenal's derby win over Tottenham

Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez Photo: Alexis Sanchez / Instagram

Garth Crooks credit Alexis Sanchez with providing world-class leadership in Arsenal’s 2-0 win against Tottenham Hotspur in Saturday’s north London derby.

The Gunners welcomed their bitter rivals to The Emirates looking to protect a 100 per cent record at home in the Premier League this season.

Arsenal suffered a chastening 3-1 loss to Premier League leaders Manchester City in their last game before the international break.

However, Sanchez led from the front with a committed performance to put the Tottenham defence under pressure alongside Alexandre Lacazette and Mesut Ozil.

The South American forward scored Arsenal’s second goal after the summer signing teed up Sanchez to secure three points.

The 28-year-old has been linked with a potential move to Manchester City over the past 12 months or so after entering the final year of his current Arsenal deal.

Former Tottenham striker Crooks was impressed with Sanchez’s display in the north London derby.

“The Chile forward was once again outstanding, led from the front and showed the sort of leadership qualities only world-class players possess in games that mean far more than just points,” Crooks told BBC Sport.

Sanchez moved to Arsenal in a £35m deal from La Liga giants Barcelona in the 2014 summer transfer window after he turned down the chance to join Liverpool.

The South American has won two FA Cup titles in three season but the former Udinese man hasn’t got his hands on the Premier League crown.

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