Showing posts with label Alexis Sanchez. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Alexis Sanchez. Show all posts

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Video:Mesut Ozil shines as Arsenal colors North London red

The matchday 12 ended with a big morale boosting victory for Arsenal at their own home, Emirates as Mesut Ozil stole the show and silenced his haters. Mauricio Pochettino's celebration for his 100th victory as Spurs boss was denied. This was his first loss in a Premier League north London derby as the shift of power has slowly swung away from Arsene Wenger's side. The goalscorers were Shkodran Mustafi, Alexis Sanchez.

The first goal started with a long ball, which was brought under control brilliantly by Alexis Sanchez. His namesake Sanchez dispossesed him with the help of a very good tackle, but referee Mike Dean ruled that foul by the young Tottenham defender in the favour of Arsenal. The ball from the resulting freekick was floated into the penalty area by Mesut Ozil, where the unmarked Mustafi leapt highest  at the far post and steered a fine header across the face of goal and inside the upright.

The bulid up for the second goal was started by Lacazette who got in behind down the right and played the low ball into the Tottenham penalty area, where Sanchez was waiting in acres of space. He made a mess of his first touch, but Lloris remained anchored to his line and allowed the Chilean to recover and rifle the ball between goalkeeper and near post from a ridiculously tight angle. The score was 2-0 in favour of Arsenal and they were in cruise control of the game which everyone expected them to lose.

Arsenal richly deserved that lead needed at the break and had been clearly superior. Spurs will moan about the award of the freekick that led to goal one, and will argue that both goals were very, very close to being offside. But ultimately, Arsenal's big players Sanchez and Ozil turned up, and Tottenham's Eriksen, Alli, a not fully fit Kane had been short of their best.

Tottenham's best chance came in the 56th minute which could have been the referee's  moment who had the option to point to the spot after Kane went down dramatically following Kolasinac's challenge inside the box, but decided to wave the appeal away. Ramsey misjudged a ball played into his path, slipped, and allowed Eriksen to regain possession on the edge of the area. Eventually feeding Kane, the Tottenham striker had sight of goal, but the shot was expertly blocked by Mustafi.

It could have been 3-0 but Lloris saved Tottenham as Ozil danced down the left , and crossed. Sanchez's first touch was poor, but he got it under control and hammered a shot at the near post. Lloris did better here, as he went off the line, narrowed the space and blocked the shot.

All in all it was a good game for Ozil who inspired Arsenal to a much needed win but he should work this hard in every match, not just big ones against Spurs. He had been very impressive today, looked great creatively, while putting in his fair share of the grunt work when it came to tracking back and put various Spurs players under pressure.

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Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Video : The Alexis Sanchez BBC Documentary after first season at Arsenal

Arsene Wenger describes Alexis Sanchez in three words : Fighter, Dribbler and GoalScorer.

Alexis Sanchez describes Arsene Wenger in 1 word as Legend.

SEE MORE Shocking story of Alexis Sanchez's childhood " I used to wash cars for money, do somesaults for 50-100 peso"

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Saturday, 2 May 2015

Alexis Sanchez's Story to Stardom: The Real Hero

Alexis’ humble upbringing on the streets of northern Chilean city Tocopilla was, not surprisingly, dominated by his desire to play football.

"I loved it since I was a child," says the Arsenal star. "I just wanted to play football throughout the day, even at school, it didn’t matter to me playing with school shoes on. I just wanted to play. Football helped me forget my worries and problems. I can’t be without a football at my feet."
As Alexis developed, playing for men’s teams when he was barely into his teens, his reputation as one of the finest young talents in the region grew - a reputation that ultimately allowed his mother to make a very special request.

"There was a time in which I had no football boots as my mum didn’t have money to buy a pair for me," says the former Barcelona forward. "I begged for new boots at home, but unfortunately my mum couldn’t pay for them. At that time I was the most important player for Arauco, the municipality’s football team. My mum went to Arauco’s city hall to ask for some sort of grant to the town’s mayor so I could have a new pair of boots. I wasn’t aware of her move until one night at 10pm a delivery van stopped at my doorstep with some brand new boots for me. I put them on straight away and I started playing in the street. I was really happy about that.

And mum’s efforts were acknowledged with a special dedication. "When I scored my first goal in the boots, I dedicated it to my mum," he smiles. "Although during my first games with my brand new boots, I focused more on the boots than on the game itself!" Thankfully, Alexis’ eyes are now firmly focused on adding to his tally of 22 Gunners’ goals in what has been a quite stunning debut season.

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Thursday, 23 October 2014

Alexis Sanchez Unhappy at Full-Time Despite Arsenal Stealing Win at Anderlecht

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Arsenal's win over Anderlecht was the kind of come-from-behind victory that you'd normally think was cause for celebration, but Alexis Sanchez was spotted looking far from happy at full-time.

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The Chilean walks off shaking his head in frustration despite the Gunners coming back from 1-0 down in the final minute to win 2-1 through Kieran Gibbs and Lukas Podolski.

Clearly he was pleased to secure the comeback:
Source Bleacher Report
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