Sol Campbell: This current Arsenal star would be good enough for Invincibles
By Will Butcher
Sol Campbell believes Alexis Sanchez would walk into the Arsenal Invincibles side that remained unbeaten for 49 games more than a decade ago.
Sanchez, 28, has proved once again that he is one of the world’s best strikers with his form in front of goal this season, scoring 22 goals and adding another 18 assists under Arsene Wenger.
Despite the likes of Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Robert Pires starring in the final third, Campbell believes Sanchez would “easily” gain a place in the side.
Former Invincible centre-back Campbell told ESPN that Arsenal need to sign more players like the 107-time Chile international.
“[Arsenal need] more Sanchez-type-of-mentality players, from defenders to up front,” Campbell said. “He has everything. If you want to win things, you’ve got to have more guys like that.
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“I think that for me they need more players like that on the pitch. Sanchez would easily play in our (Invincibles) side.”
The former Barcelona ace has been repeatedly reported as interesting other clubs as his future at the Emirates Stadium continues to be clouded in doubt.
Sanchez’s current contract runs out in the summer of 2018, with playmaker Mesut Ozil’s future also yet to be sorted.
Manager Arsene Wenger will be desperate to see Sanchez continue his breathtaking form against Man City on Sunday, in a match they must win to stay in touch with the top four.
However, the Gunners must look to win without Petr Cech, after the Mirror revealed that the former Chelsea stopper would be out for a month due to a calf injury sustained against West Brom.
In January, Campbell was named as Dennis Lawrence’s assistant manager, after the latter was appointed manager of the Trinidad and Tobago national team.
In other Arsenal news, the Gunners have identified a possible Mesut Ozil replacement for just £13million.