Wenger: Sanchez Is Arsenal’s Suarez

Wenger: Sanchez Is Arsenal’s Suarez

The Chile international has made a fine start to life in English football and his boss believes he shares many of the same attributes as the Barcelona forward.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted that there are plenty of similarities between Alexis Sanchez and Luis Suarez.


The Chile international has put in a number of impressive performances since his arrival in north London from Barcelona for €41 million in the summer, finding the net on eight occasions.

And Wenger, who tried to sign Suarez from Liverpool in 2013, believes the pair share plenty of the same attributes.


“It is natural to him [Alexis],” he told reporters. “Every day he wants to go out, wants the ball. He doesn’t walk out, he runs out.

“He has a natural level of energy that is unbelievable. You would love everyone to have it but it does not work like that.

“I said many times: when you see where he comes from, where he was born, and you think he finishes at Barcelona and Arsenal, you need something special, or it does not work.

“There are similarities. Suarez sometimes gave the ball to the opponent but he wins it back straightaway. Sanchez is the same. There is no time between offence and defence. They are very quick as well.”

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