Even the Arsenal fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern are finding it had to back him with this bold claim…
Since arriving at Arsenal in 2014, Alexis Sanchez has proven to be a stellar signing by Arsene Wenger.
The Chilean attacker has settled into life in the Premier League like a fish to water, and the Arsenal faithful here in the Tavern regularly proclaim that he is the best player in the Premier League.
The Arsenal faithful are pretty well known in the Tavern for their outrageous claims, from suggesting that Calum Chambers is England’s best central defender to Mesut Ozil being the Premier League’s best ever signing; but it would appear that they are not alone in their sentiments regarding Sanchez.
There have been several question marks over Sanchez’ form this season from a few of the punters here in the Tavern, but that seemingly isn’t stopping the Chilean maestro from reaffirming how good he thinks he is.
In fact, it would appear that Sanchez is in total agreement with the sentiments from the Arsenal faithful..
Speaking to Sport, Alexis Sanchez has proclaimed that he feels that his ability is on a level with both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo – the two players that are regularly touted as the best to ever play the game.
He claims that he has reached a level where he can compete with great players before citing the La Liga pair as his equals.
There’s no doubting that Sanchez is definitely in that upper bracket of European footballers – but on a level with Messi and Ronaldo? Our landlord isn’t so sure.
This is the same Sanchez that scored just 13 league goals for Arsenal last season. Whilst this is by no means a poor total, when compared to the 26 that Messi scored last season, or the 43 that he scored the year before – the cracks in Sanchez’ theory became a little clearer.
For once, the majority of the punters here in the Football Transfer Tavern agree with each other – what a ridiculous claim!
Definitely not short on confidence…
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