After a relatively slow start to the season, Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez has exploded into life for both club and country over the past few weeks by scoring six goals in three games for the gunners including a hat-trick to get his season up and running against Leicester City. In addition to his club form Sanchez has also been in blistering form for his country Chile with whom he helped to a 4-3 win against Peru by scoring a brace yesterday.
Despite joining up with the Chilean team carrying a groin problem sustained in Arsenal’s game against Manchester United last week, the 26-year-old brushed off any fear of injury to score his eighth and ninth goals in his last five games for both club and country.
After Chile’s World Cup qualifying match against Peru, the Chilean coach Jorge Sampaoli paid a special tribute to the in-form star.
“Alexis was instrumental with both his assists and his goals. He showed the quality that he has.” Sampaoli told reporters after the game.
As well as scoring two crucial goals to lead his team to victory and make it two wins out of two in the current World Cup qualifying campaign, Sanchez also provided an assist for former QPR man Eduardo Vargas to score.
The win away in Peru also means that the Copa America champions continue an incredible run of form in which they haven’t lost a match since March whilst it also comes off the back of an impressive win against Brazil last month.
Sampaoli added: “We have progressed in style and that allows us to think that on a very difficult pitch against a team in front, we can play football in a place where many teams would have done otherwise. This is a process that will hopefully grow and consolidate, in order for Chile to qualify for the World Cup.”
With Alexis Sanchez finally showing the form he displayed last year and with his value on Football INDEX currently only £3.07, that price could well prove to be a snip, especially if he continues to make impressive strides with an ever improving Arsenal team.