Antonio Conte’s side need just one point to go through to the next round of the Champions League. If Sanchez has a say in the game this evening, that may not happen.
Alexis Sanchez was a superstar at Arsenal
Sanchez was our best player during his time at Arsenal.
The Chilean scored 80 goals, provided 45 assists and helped us win two FA Cups during his time with us. He was unplayable at times and was arguably the best player in the Premier League.
However, Sanchez ruined his career in England by forcing a move away from Arsenal in January 2018. He joined Manchester United, and saying his time there was disastrous would be an understatement.
In 45 appearances for the Red Devils, he scored just five goals. Things just didn’t work out for him, and he was shipped off to Inter Milan after just 18 months.
Arsenal fans haven’t had the greatest relationship with Sanchez since he left us. That, however, could get better this evening.
Arsenal fans could finally forgive Alexis Sanchez tonight
Sanchez came out this week and claimed that he still has a lot of affection for Arsenal. He even said that he loved beating Tottenham during his time with us – don’t we all?
“I have great affection for Arsenal from my time there, beating Spurs every time was a great joy. Very special. They are days I will always cherish,” he said, as quoted by Goal.
There are very few things that give Arsenal fans more joy than seeing Tottenham suffer on the biggest stage. Sanchez, along with Matteo Guendouzi, Nuno Tavares and Sead Kolasinac, could now make that happen.
If Sanchez starts against Spurs tonight and knocks them out of the Champions League, he may well receive a bit of love from Arsenal supporters. All will definitely not be forgotten, but there’s a good chance a few Gooners will forgive everything he did at the end of his time with us.