Arsenal legend Gilberto Silva has been impressed with new signing Alexis Sanchez.
a Ia m impressed with Alexis,a Gilberto said. a He has settled really well and I am very happy to see a player like him at a club like Arsenal.
a It was important for him and the team to start his time with the club well and I really like his style. ArsA?ne Wenger and the club are very careful when they want to sign a player, they dona t want to make a mistake.
a But I think they did the right thing with Alexis and he is paying them back with his performances. He is doing well and I hope he continues like that because he can be a guy who can help Arsenal win titles, that is what the club wants.a
Alexis Sanchez has made a big impact at Arsenal since his arrival and has scored 13 goals for the club. Gilberto compared him with Brazila s Neymar and said they were similar players.
a Alexis can be a killer in front of the goal and a nightmare for defenders but Neymar is also doing really well, he is very skilful and can make a difference with every single attack,” he said.
a It is really good when you have a game where both sides have these great players that go against each other, they are very attractive and can produce the football people want to watch.a
Arsenal fans would be hoping that Alexis would have the same impact in Monday nighta s game against Manchester United at Old Trafford, especially since the gunners have not won a game there in 10 attempts. More embarrassingly, 9 of those games ended in losses with only one of the games finishing as a draw.
Arsenal fans would be particularly smarting from the 8-2 humiliation they suffered against their old rivals, but any thoughts of revenge should be left out of the pitch by the players as the more important task is to come away with a win. While a draw would also be a good result, having to play a replay in the midst of a packed calendar would add to the resource crunch at Arsenal, with the gunnersa known propensity to pick up injuries at inopportune times.
Alexis Sanchez would be raring to go after getting rid of his goal drought after scoring in the league, and Arsene Wenger and Arsenal would surely hope that this means he gets back to his goal scoring form again.