Alexis Sanchez could return to Arsenal, claims Gunners legend
Alexis Sanchez could return to Arsenal from Manchester United, according to Marc Overmars
Alexis Sanchez could be set for a sensational return to Arsenal after his poor spell at Manchester United, according to Marc Overmars.
The 30-year-old has struggled to make much of an impact since signing for the Red Devils from Arsenal back in the January 2018 transfer window.
Sanchez has largely failed to produce the kind of form which earned him a reputation as one of European football’s top attacking talents during his time at Arsenal.
The Chile international was an ineffective substitute as Manchester United slumped to a 2-0 loss to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last week.
Former Arsenal star Overmars seems to think that a move back to The Emirates could be on the cards, no matter how unlikely that would seem from the outside.
Speaking in an interview with ADN Deportes as quoted by the Sun, Overmars said: “I have great respect for Alexis, because he did extremely well in Arsenal, I do not know if it was a good decision to leave.
“English football changes you, it turns you around, it took me a step forward.
“Arsene Wenger arrived a year before me, Dennis Bergkamp made a big impression in England, it was a fantastic time, I think we changed the history of the club a bit.
“This type of players were very important for Arsenal, because that’s where they take you to focus, after Alexis, Arsenal tried to sign another player like that, but he was not given, so he could go back to Arsenal.”
Sanchez has scored one goal and made three assists in 14 Premier League appearances for Manchester United so far this season.
He has only made eight starts in all competitions for Manchester United this season.
He will be hoping to be involved when the Red Devils return to FA Cup action on Monday night with a trip to Chelsea FC in the fifth round.