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South American expert: Welbeck arrival could bring best out of Sanchez

Brazil based journalist Tim Vickery feels that Danny Welbeck could strike up a strong attacking partnership with Chilean Alexis Sanchez at Arsenal.

New Gunners star Alexis Sanchez could be about to have the most significant season of his career, according to football expert Tim Vickery, and Danny Welbeck could be the key to the former Udinese man's success.

Vickery has been based in South America for several years, and has often been the British media's go to man when it comes to league and international football on a continent famous for the love of the beautiful game.

Though many will know him for his work for the BBC, the journalist wrote a piece for ESPN discussing Arsenal's signing of Welbeck and what it means for the Gunners' other standout transfer of the summer, Alexis Sanchez.

Sanchez has been one of a number of high profile South American footballers to head to the Premier League this season, with the Chilean, as well as United superstars Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao, seemingly more than making up for the departure of Luis Suarez.

And Vickery was quick to point out that with England's midweek hero Danny Welbeck at the Emirates, the former Barcelona star will now be able to flourish in his natural role, behind a central striker, rather than be earmarked to fill in for injured forward Olivier Giroud up top himself.

"Without the physical presence to operate effectively as a target man, Sanchez can rejoice in Welbeck's signing," claimed Vickery. "With the former Manchester United man up top, the Chilean should now be free to do what he does best: flit across the attacking line, sowing havoc wherever he goes.

"At Barcelona, it was impossible for him to feel important. In North London, however, responsibility is being thrust on his shoulders. He has already paid off a considerable part of his transfer fee with the goal against Besiktas that ensured qualification to the group phase of the Champions League.

"He was by some distance the best thing about Chile in their recent friendlies -- an enterprising 0-0 draw with Mexico and a somewhat tame 1-0 win over Haiti.

"The only goal Chile scored in these two matches came when Sanchez dropped deeper and threaded through a pass that opened up the Haiti defence -- exactly the type of movement that he should be more able to make every week at Arsenal now that Welbeck has joined the club.

"Sanchez can look forward with confidence to one of the key seasons in his career."

Simply put, it sounds like music to the ears of Arsenal fans the world over.

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