Statistic shows Sanchez better than Messi on the road

If Arsenal fans did not already know how vital Alexis Sanchez is to their attack, perhaps this statistic will convince them.

Squawka has revealed that the Chile international is the second-highest away-match scorer in Europe’s top five leagues.

As the tweet shows, only Paris Saint-Germain star Edinson Cavani has netted more goals on the road than Sanchez.

The Arsenal star has found the back of the net 11 times on away soil in the Premier League this season, while Cavani has one more goal to his name.

Interestingly, Sanchez has a better away record than five-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi, who is joint third on the list alongside Alexandre Lacazette with 10 strikes.

Arsenal fans will be happy to see these stats, but it could also make them that much more desperate for the club to tie him down to a new deal.

Sanchez, whose current contract expires at the end of next season, has been in talks with the North London outfit for months, but a deal is yet to be reached over fresh terms.