Big money signing will thrive, says Arsenal boss

Arsene Wenger has no worries about Alexis Sanchez’s ability to adapt to Premier League football with Arsenal.

The Chilean attacker rejected Liverpool to join the Gunners from Barcelona after an impressive World Cup in a deal that cost around £35m.

Despite his fine form at club and international level over the course of the past 12 months, some have expressed doubts as to whether he is cut out for the English game.

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Sanchez stands at just 5ft. 7” and is known for his tricky style, which may be countered by opposition teams with the use of roughhouse tactics.

Along with that he largely struggled at Barca, with last term his finest of a three-year stint in the red and blue shirt.

Some have even compared his situation with that of Mesut Ozil, with the £42.5m German having endured a difficult debut campaign in the Premier League as he struggled with the pace and demands of the division.

However Wenger doesn’t think that his 25-year-old star will have any trouble:

“I think that he’ll be very quick to adapt.” He is quoted by the Daily Star.

“He’s very keen, he a player who is proactive who wants to make things happen, runs at people.

“He’s committed and I believe he has all the ingredients to be a very good Premier League player.”


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