Arsenal’s Kieran Gibbs reserves special praise for Alexis Sanchez

Alexis Sanchez has been one of Arsenal’s top players this season.

Arsenal left-back Kieran Gibbs has described Alexis Sanchez’s running and energy to that of a school kid, according to The Mirror.

The Chilean international has been nothing short of fabulous during his debut campaign at the club, scoring 12 goals and providing seven assist in 20 Premier League starts.

Sanchez's creativity, movement, ball control and brilliant finishing ability are all traits which have left Premier League observers drooling over the past six months.

However, left-back Gibbs feels a key component of his left-wing partner’s game has been ignored by the press - and that is his energy and how it rubs off on his teammates.

“When you’ve got someone in front of you with that kind of energy, it brings it out in you. He’s an influential player, he’s a leader. It’s been a joy to work with him,” The Mirror quotes him as saying.

“He’s just a complete player who has got so much stamina, he just runs around like he’s at school, he never stops.

"Even the day after a game, he runs around in training like he hasn’t even played when he’s probably run the furthest of all of us!

“He’s incredible. He knows his job, he knows how to win games and he knows how to stay hungry as well.”

The former Barcelona attacker has influenced a number of matches this season, but there are still some lingering doubts over his ability to perform against the very best teams.

Aside from his strike against Manchester City earlier in the campaign, Sanchez has yet to really influence the outcome of a match when facing off against the Gunners’ potential top-four rivals.

However, Sanchez doesn’t have to wait long before getting the chance to erase any qualms as Arsene Wenger’s men take the short trip to White Hart Lane to face an improving Tottenham Hotspur side next Saturday.

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