Alexis Sanchez at Luis Suarez level says Arsenal boss Wenger09/11/2015 admin Add Comment
“Sanchez and Suarez are at the same level,” he told reporters.
Arsene Wenger believes Alexis Sanchez and Luis Suarez are of a similar quality, and says Arsenal will continue to target players who are looking to leave elite clubs such as Barcelona and Real Madrid.
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“I was surprised that [Alexis] came on the market,” he added. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says the transfer window should close before the season starts, in the wake of big transfers by Manchester City and Chelsea this week. “So I had not much hope. I have had players like that before, players who want to win so much, but he has the style as well.
“What Sanchez has is that, in the first two yards, he is lightning-quick. In his final finishing there is room for improvement, in his final ball he is already much better, his vision is quite good and incisive.”
Sanchez, 26, left Barcelona for Arsenal in a 35 million deal on July 10 last summer, with the Spanish giants going on to sign Suarez from Liverpool for 75m a day later.
“So after a year or two of them not playing, you can get a good deal. “Suarez is a central striker and Sanchez is more a wide player who likes to go up and down and is involved in dribbling, but they have similarities.
Wenger missed out on Suarez in 2013 after seeing Liverpool reject a bid — 1 over the Anfield club’s reported 40m asking price — but the Gunners boss believes he got a good deal for “spectacular” Chile international Sanchez.
“Sanchez has that desire to go forward and provoke, he is a guy who provokes chaos in the defences because he has a go at them. His desire to go forward, to provoke opponents, to run at people, creates danger.
“And he plays to win in every single game. He has that explosive attitude linked with his spirit and that makes him even more spectacular.”
Arsene Wenger has compared Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez to Barcelona forward Luis Suarez.
Wenger admits that he feared Liverpool would land Sanchez in an exchange deal involving Suarez — who went on to win the Treble with Barca last season — and feels fortunate that the Copa America winner was even available to sign from the Blaugrana.
Wenger added that he will continue to look for stars such as Sanchez, who decided to leave Barca in search of regular first-team football — a decision Pedro also took this week by departing the Camp Nou for Chelsea.
“At the start, when I saw Suarez went to Barcelona, I thought that is the obvious deal, one going one way and the other, the other way,” he continued. “Sometimes there are so many big players in the other big, big clubs who are good but do not play.. Pedro is another case. Sanchez is a case. He does not go across, he goes straightUncategorized