The Gunners started the season in disappointing fashion, yet over the past week they’ve bounced back from their defeat to Chelsea with victories at Tottenham Hotspur [League Cup] and Leicester City.
Their triumph over the formerly unbeaten Leicester in the East Midlands was largely due to Sanchez, the Chilean international netting a wonderful hat-trick to silence the doubters.
Writing in his column for the Daily Mail, Redknapp feels the Copa America champion is back to his best and could prove a catalyst for a strong run of form for the Gunners.
“I was watching him last season with Thierry Henry and we agreed that when he plays, Arsenal are a real force. I bet Arsene Wenger is delighted he is back to his best,” Redknapp wrote.
“Arsenal still have problems at the back, as Leicester proved, but with Sanchez they can outscore anyone.
“Leicester could have been a real banana skin but Sanchez made sure it wasn’t. The win against Spurs last week was a big result and with Sanchez now fit and firing Arsenal could go on a bit of a run.”
Catalyst for a resurgent Arsenal?
While Arsenal haven’t been left too far behind Premier League leaders Manchester United, league performances prior to their trip to Leicester weren’t great and Arsene Wenger’s men looked flat.
However, with Sanchez at the top of his game, it provides a knock-on effect to his teammates and the Gunners collectively begin to appear a much more fluid outfit.
With United set to visit the Emirates next weekend, Wenger will be hopeful his star man can prompt another display of such ilk as it could prove a telling encounter in the early stages of the title race.