The reason for Arsenal’s demolition of Chelsea yesterday night will be seen by many has the inability of the Blue’s to defend. However at times the Gunner’s played some terrific football and at the heart of everything that was good was their two big money signings over recent years, Mesers Ozil and Sanchez.
Both Ozil and Sanchez have come under scrutiny during their Arsenal career at some time or another for failing to perform consistently over a sustained period. Perhaps at times unjust as they are playing with far less quality players than at Madrid and Barcelona respectively , the two have certianly had their critics. However, this season it seems the two are playing at the top of their game and that is terrific news for Arsenal.
Alexis Sanchez has said in recent weeks that he is at the same level as Ronaldo and Messi. At the time this bold statement raised more than a few eyebrows, but judging by some of his recent performances he might not be that far in his evaluation. Having to play in a position he isn’t normally accustomed to being the main striker, there were questions over whether he could score the goals. He might lack the presence at times for a centre forward of course but the one thing he does give you is pace and lots of it. He is the complete opposite to Giroud who’s game involves him spending the majority of his time in a static position, whereas Sanchez is always on the move getting in behind. Furthermore his goal record suggests he can get the necessary goals with 48 in 100 for the Gunners underlining his quality as a goal threat.
The story is similar for the man in behind him. Whilst Ozil might not score the goals Sanchez does, he certainly makes up for it with his assists. Topping the assist charts last season and being one of the few Arsenal players who performed consistently throughout the last campaign, the German finally looks like the player Arsenal spend £42 million on back in 2013. He has continued his good form into the new season and has been as good as Sanchez when it has come to helping Arsenal pick up points this season.
Ozil (left) and Sanchez (right) have started the new season in fine form
If Arsenal are to stand any chance of winning the premier league this season then it takes no expert to realise they will need both Ozil and Sanchez to be at their best throughout. At their best they are two of the best players in the country and when they are on their game, Arsenal stand a chance of beating anyone.