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Manchester United vs Arsenal – Emotional one for Alexis Sanchez

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Manchester United vs Arsenal – Emotional one for Alexis Sanchez


Alexis Sanchez joined Manchester United in the winter transfer window from Arsenal and the day has finally come when Alexis Sanchez will his former club.

Arsenal will visit Old Trafford this weekend to play against Manchester United in the Premier League. It is going to be a very emotional one for the Arsenal fans as their favorite fan boy Alexis Sanchez will play against them.

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Alexis Sanchez celebrating after scoring against Tottenham Hotspur in FA Cup semi-finals

Alexis Sanchez took a bit of time to adjust with the style of Jose Mourinho at Manchester United. But his brilliant header against Tottenham Hotspur in the Semifinal match of the FA Cup took the Red Devils into the finals.

Alexis Sanchez is having a moderate season with 9 Goals and 6 assists in the Premier League. But his performances are too much inconsistent as of now. Though, you cannot take away what Alexis Sanchez possesses – his play-making ability and anchor play. His calm headed finishing ability is also one of his key strengths of his game.

Arsenal are not a very good side in terms of their defence. Their defensive woes have put them in trouble so many times recently. Alexis Sanchez will know the weak points of his former side and he will be eager to capitalize on those. The same will be applicable for the Gunners too. They also know the strengths and weaknesses of Alexis Sanchez very well. So, it would surely be a mouth watering clash to watch out for the football fans all over the World.


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Now if we talk about Sanchez’s role in this Manchester United side – playing at one of the wings or as a withdrawing forward behind Romelu Lukaku, something which he has done well against Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup Semifinal. His anchor play will play an important role which will in-turn affect Arsenal’s performance.

Alexis Sanchez can also cut back inside from the wings to take a shot towards the opponent’s goal. He can also provide good crosses to Romelu Lukaku and other forwards to score goals.

Since his time at Arsenal, he have been doing great in deciding the way his team ply their trade on the pitch. He has developed into someone who can do a bit of everything to keep his side at the top.

Manchester United will not face a very tough test against the Gunners on Sunday. Arsene Wenger will surely have to rest some of their key players in this match to keep them fit for the match against Atletico Madrid on Thursday and with Alexis Sanchez present in the field, you never know what is going to happen next.

Manchester United may have loads of attacking options; but Alexis Sanchez has something special within himself to produce magical moments in big matches in a consistent basis.

Jose Mourinho will surely bank on his experienced campaigner Alexis Sanchez in this match against the Gunners and all eyes will be on how Alexis Sanchez influences the gameplay of his current club against his former club on Super Sunday in the Premier League.


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