Report: Manchester City boss labels Arsenal ace the Premier League’s best

Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez has impressed City boss Manuel Pellegrini.

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has told Spanish publication AS that Arsenal star and fellow Chilean Alexis Sanchez is currently the best footballer in England.

The 26-year-old attacker has been in superb form since trading Barcelona for the Gunners in the summer, scoring 12 goals and assisting a further seven in 19 Premier League outings.

Given his impressive start, Premier League experts have been racking the numbers over the past few days and it has been concluded that Sanchez is statistically the best Premier League debutant thus far.

The former Udinese man, however, still has his fair share of doubters and no more so than Joey Barton as the QPR man once implied that Sanchez was simply a flat-track bully to the Premier League’s strugglers.

While his performances against the top sides haven’t been quite as spectacular, Sanchez is sure to get another chance this weekend as Arsene Wenger’s men take on Manchester City at the Etihad stadium.

City boss Manuel Pellegrini certainly isn’t short on world class talent, yet in spite of the heroics of Sergio Aguero the Chilean coach admits that the Argentine ace is currently behind Sanchez as England’s best.

“Every game I see him [Sanchez] making a great effort, showing great commitment, ambition and the maturity needed to keep improving year after year,” Pellegrini told Spanish publication AS.

'I'm happy for him because at this time he is the best player in English football. I always thought [he was going to be world class].”

“The only thing you could criticise him for before was that he didn't score enough goals. He wasn't a scorer. But he has improved this a lot in the last two campaigns.”

“Alexis has progressed in recent years. His spell at Barcelona has been very useful for him as well as sharing a team with great players.”

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