Arsenal teammate on how Sanchez is overcoming major disadvantage

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Alexis Sanchez's goalscoring feats are coming despite his struggles with language.

Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez is proving to be one of the signings of the season, with the Chilean the club's standout player.

With Olivier Giroud and Mesut Ozil injured and Theo Walcott yet to make his comeback, the onus has fallen on him alongside deadline day addition Danny Welbeck.

Teammate Mikel Arteta has been speaking about the attacker's talent, and details how his recent good form comes despite struggling to communicate with the rest of the players.

He told Arsenal.com: "Alexis is one of the best. He’s very committed. Even in recovery sessions he wants to go outside and train to keep improving.

"It’s a different culture and language for him so he doesn’t necessarily understand what we are saying at some times but he wants to play football and I think he feels comfortable as well."

Sanchez, 25, was a summer signing, and has hit the ground running. The attacker is in a hot run of form, scoring five Premier League goals in seven starts, plus one substitute appearance, and has a further two goals in cup competitions.

For the new signing, it may be that any problems he encounters with culture, and language, he is able to set aside once he gets on the pitch, but surely the real plus side of Arteta's comments relate to the fact that when the former Barcelona star settles further off the pitch, it will help him get even better on it, which is a scary thought for opposition defences. 

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