Arsenal’s past month hasn’t quite gone according to plan, with the Gunners potentially finding themselves 11 points behind leaders Chelsea if the Blues win tonight against Tottenham Hotspur, which gives Arsene Wenger’s side a lot to do in the second-half of the season.
Having had the chance to move top of the Premier League last month if they overcame Everton, the Gunners sunk to consecutive defeats and saw their chances of ending a 13-year wait for a Premier League crown slip away.
Now, Arsenal are left fighting for a top-four finish and will look to the cup competitions as a chance for success. If they are to emerge victorious, then one particular player will be the centre of their glory.
Alexis Sanchez is the first player involved in 20+ goals in Europe’s top 5 leagues this season.
Doing it on his own. pic.twitter.com/sbr2PcbN37
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) January 3, 2017
With his goal against Bournemouth last night, which was the first of Arsenal’s three as they fought back from the jaws of defeat, Alexis Sanchez became the first player in Europe’s top five leagues to be involved in 20+ goals this season.
Boasting 13 goals and seven assists, Alexis finds himself above some of the finest players in the world and it only intensifies the need for Arsenal to secure him to a new contract.