Redknapp compares Sanchez to Arsenal legend
By Dominic Toner
Jamie Redknapp has revealed that Alexis Sanchez’s goals against Bournemouth reminded him of Arsenal great Ian Wright.
The 27-year-old scored a brace in the 3-1 home victory on Sunday in the Premier League and continued his impressive form this season.
He anticipated a poor back pass from Steve Cook to slot home the opening goal and tapped in his second from a Olivier Giroud cross.
Sanchez proved pivotal to the win and showed his great work-rate throughout the game.
Redknapp has praised the forward’s contribution on Sunday and even compared his goals to former professional Wright.
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“Arsenal would have struggled to beat Bournemouth on Sunday had it not been for Alexis Sanchez,” Redknapp wrote in the Mail. “The man is dynamite!
“His two strikers were the sort of goals Ian Wright used to score – making sure he was in the right place at the right time. He chases every lost cause and is a nuisance to play against.”
Former Arsenal star Wright is regarded as one of the club’s greatest ever strikers in their history.
The ex-England international scored a remarkable 185 goals in just 288 appearances for the Gunners and is the club’s second highest goalscorer behind Thierry Henry.
Wright was blessed with a deadly eye for goal and immense pace, something that Sanchez has certainly shown this season.
Sanchez has been moved into a central position by manager Arsene Wenger and he has responded with 10 goals in 18 appearances.
The Chile international is thriving as a central striker and is no longer playing as a left winger, something he did well for Arsenal and Barcelona.
He does have a fantastic goalscoring record for Arsenal, scoring 52 goals in 111 appearances.
Sanchez will hope to continue his form in front of goal this campaign and he is developing into the club’s next top forward.
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