Since joining the North London outfit in the summer of 2014, Alexis ‘Alejandro’ Sanchez has given his everything for the Gunners; His time, passion, dedication, commitment, energy, sweat and blood (having had some on-field injuries that resulted in him bleeding).
Scoring 70 goals in 143 appearances, Sanchez helped Arsenal win an FA Cup (2014) and two Community Shields (2014, 2015). Being Champions of the Premier League has eluded him thus far (with Arsenal winning their last League title in 2004) but he has definitely played a role in helping his teams to Champions League football right from his Barcelona days.
Despite scoring both goals in the Arsenal’s victory over Sunderland Tuesday night, his efforts may end in futility should the Gunners fail to finish in the top four of the Premier League this season that would guarantee them a place in the 2017/2018 Champions League.
Sunderland displayed a lack-lustre performance for the most part of their game, except for a moment of individual brilliance or two from Didier Ndong and Jermain Defoe. And Arsenal failed to capitalise on that and score more goals.
With 23 goals and 10 assists, Sanchez has been directly involved with more Premier League goals in this campaign than any other player. He’s the second highest goal scorer behind Lukaku and has the fifth highest assist in the League thus far.
Arsenal would have to defeat Everton on Sunday and hope either Liverpool or Manchester City would drop points so they can maintain their over two-decade trend of finishing in the top four every season.