After a recent upturn in form and results and with the Arsenal injury list getting back to a normal sort of size, Arsene Wenger and the players will be heading north to face Man City tomorrow with a restores sense of self-belief and a good chance of beating the Premier League champions Man City on their own turf.
And one of the major reasons for that confidence is the excellent form of our summer signing from Barcelona, the one and only Alexis Sanchez. The Chilean has settled into his career at Arsenal and into the rigours of the Premier League like a duck to water and even with stars like Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey and Theo Walcott back in the team, Alexis stands head and shoulders above his team mates.
So if we are to win tomorrow, or at least get a point, then you would assume that Sanchez will have a big say in the matter. And that will hurt Man City, not just because of the damage it does to their own ambitions to retain the EPL trophy. Because a report by the Daily Mail has revealed that Manuel Pellegrini also want6ed to sign our striker in the summer.
The reason Man City did not make a concerted effort to get him was because of the restrictions that UEFA have placed on them with the Financial Fair Play rules. Makes you heart bleed doesn’t it? So if Alexis helps Arsenal to inflict some damage on Man City tomorrow, it will be double trouble from our Chilean destroyer.