His Arsenal side may have lost on Sunday to Manchester City but Alexis Sanchez again played a key role for his club. It was his beautiful pass that set-up Theo Walcott to score the opener that should have been enough for Arsenal to go on and win the match.
He may be primarily known as a goalscorer but it’s the moments like that one against City that have seen him rise above other Premier League strikers and prove himself to be one of the country’s most creative forwards.
This stat from Squawka proves that.
His pass to Walcott was his 18th Premier League assist since joining the Gunners in 2014. More than any other Premier League forward in that time.
Alongside the 41 Premier League goals he’s scored for Arsenal, it shows that the Chilean striker is undoubtedly one of the best players in the division.
If only the Gunners could fix that leaky defence, they might fulfil their potential and win serious silverware.
Alexis Sanchez has now registered 18 assists in the league since joining Arsenal; more than any other Premier League forward in that time. pic.twitter.com/o4Zd3Zuyvl
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) December 18, 2016