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Jack Wilshere says 2014 Arsenal signing was even better than van Persie

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Arsenal hero Jack Wilshere took part in an ‘Either/Or’ quiz on TalkSport and he was asked to pick between Robin van Persie and Alexis Sanchez.

That is a tough one, isn’t it?

Van Persie was arguably the best striker in the Premier League during his final few years with us, while Sanchez, who joined us in 2014, was absolutely unstoppable at times when he wore the famous red and white.

Who would you pick? Wilshere has had his say and we agree with him!

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Jack Wilshere picks Alexis Sanchez over Robin van Persie

The Englishman said on TalkSport when asked to pick one over the other: “This is the toughest one because they were both unbelievable.

“I’m probably going to have to say Alexis because I played with him for longer. 

“As good as Robin was, he didn’t have the pace of Alexis, he was that one player who didn’t give us much defensively but it didn’t really matter because we trusted him when he got the ball because he could beat someone and win the game for us.”

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The Insider’s View:

Arsenal fans absolutely adored van Persie and Sanchez when they were at the club, but we’re no big fans of either of them now.

Both players left us for Manchester United when we needed them the most and broke all our hearts. But, if we had to pick one over the other, we’d go with Sanchez as well.

The Chilean has come out and admitted that he regretted leaving Arsenal and hasn’t really said a bad thing about us. Van Persie, on the other hand, has had a lot to say, and even though he was an exceptional player for us, he didn’t help us win a trophy, Sanchez did!

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