Is Alexis Sánchez the best player in the Premier League?

The Arsenal forward needed no time no get used to English football and Manchester City have to try to stop him on Sunday
Sánchez the ‘squirrel’ who got to the top

Arsène Wenger caught up with Alexis Sánchez, which is no mean feat, and he presented him with the options. It was the Chilean’s first Christmas in English football and the Arsenal manager wanted to know when he might like a rest. Wenger had been a little worried. “It’s a shock to the system for everybody who is not used to it,” he said. “You have to say ‘be careful’. In England, there’s no stop in winter.”

Sánchez’s response was simple and, in so many ways, it cut to the essence of who he is as a player and a person. “No chance. I play.”

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