Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has been singing the praises of his teammate Alexis Sanchez.
The Chile international striker joined the Gunners from Barcelona in the summer transfer window for a reported fee of £30 million.
The 25-year-old was a star signing for Arsenal, and although he has yet to lit up the Premier League, his encouraging performances and natural ability are likely to see him pick up momentum as the season progress.
Sanchez is widely recognised as one of the best attacking players in the world and is immensely competitive, and his Arsenal teammate Szczesny has revealed that even during training sessions the former Udinese star is looking to win.
‘Obviously every single little game you have [in training] everyone wants to win, but there are always a couple of players who are so passionate that they hate to lose and Alexis is one of them’, the 24-year-old told Arsenal’s official website.
‘If he is losing a game he wants to take the ball, dribble past everyone and score - and he does that pretty well sometimes! On top of that he is a very good footballer and has been a very good signing as well. I am sure there is more come from him’.
Indeed, there is more to come from Sanchez. The former Barcelona forward has scored just two goals in six Premier League appearances, while having a modest 75% pass accuracy and just 50% shot accuracy.
However, Sanchez has created 13 chances and has been played in a number of positions in Arsenal’s attack, always working hard and willing to help out his teammate.
Perhaps Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is still looking for Sanchez’s best position in his team; once he finds it, then rest assured that the Chilean will be a nightmare to the opposition defenders.