Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez has told reporters that he is settled in North London and is aiming to take the club as high as he can, the Daily Star report.
The Chile international has been superb since trading Barcelona for the Emirates Stadium last summer, scoring 13 goals and adding a further seven assists in 24 Premier League starts.
His performance levels have gone up a notch since leaving the Nou Camp, and becoming the main man rather than playing in Lionel Messi’s shadow has certainly been a contributing factor.
Unlike record signing Mesut Ozil, the media and Premier League observers alike seem to have taken to Sanchez and the potential is there for him to help take the club to a whole new level – a goal he also shares.
"So far my spell here is a really positive one. I like the city a lot and I feel really comfortable in the club,” he explained to reporters.
“Supporters here are very cheerful and enlivening, which is a very nice thing. My teammates are really kind too. My goal now is to take Arsenal as high as possible.”
"Ever since I started watching Premier League I found English football very appealing. I hope to keep on learning from my teammates and keep on improving day after day. That´s what I am here for."
Could Alexis Sanchez stay at Arsenal for the rest of his career?
At 26-years-old, Sanchez has plenty of fuel left in the tank and a player of his ability should retire from football with a trophy cabinet packed to the rafters.
However, he could have had all of that at Barcelona, where in three seasons he found himself a winner of five major trophies - including the FIFA Club World Cup, which he won during his debut campaign.
Winning trophies is the ultimate goal of any footballer – or is it? In Sanchez’s case, and judging by his quotes, being the main man at the Emirates is arguably more satisfying, even if it means winning fewer medals.
Key players such as Robin van Persie, Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas all departed the Gunners in recent years in search of success elsewhere, yet Sanchez’s case is entirely different.
The former Udinese man seems intent on driving the club to new heights, and his personal goal could indeed see him remain in North London for the long haul - offering him ample opportunity to add to his trophy collection further down the line.