Former Manchester United and Liverpool striker Michael Owen has been singing the praises of Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez on Sportlobster.com.
The Chile international has been in truly sensational form so far this season and has been one of the best players in the Premier League.
Sanchez has scored 12 goals and created 56 chances in 20 Premier League appearances, while having a pass accuracy of 77% and a shot accuracy of 67%.
The 26-year-old was once again at his best on Sunday, when he scored twice and provided an assist in Arsenal’s 3-0 victory over Stoke City at the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League.
The former Barcelona star was easily the best player on the pitch, and his performance led Owen to suggest that without him the Gunners would be struggling.
“What a player Sanchez is,” the 35-year-old wrote on Sportlobster.com. “Player of the season so far? Arsenal would be struggling without him.”
Sanchez has certainly been the best Arsenal player so far this season, and Owen’s assertions that without him the Gunners would struggle is true.
Of course, Arsenal are not a one-man team and they do have quality players, but the Chilean has been consistent and giving his all in every game.
However, one needs to remember that Arsenal finished in the top four of the Premier League last season without Sanchez (he was still at Barcelona).
This means that although Sanchez is integral to this Arsenal side, manager Arsene Wenger would have found someone else or some other tactics to play without the Chilean.