Alexis Sanchez. Some Arsenal fans have had a little bit to say about the Chilean since his return from injury, with the attacker failing to get on the scoresheet since Stoke City in early January.
However, it seems he’s doing all he can to get back to his best after picking up that knock against Brighton, and Martin Keown has added to an array of pundits backing the forward.
“I was at the training ground this week and it was a day off for most of the players, it was a day off for him, but he still came in to train” said the Invincibles legend when speaking on BBC’s Focus Forum in the build-up to tonights game.
It’s the stuff that we don’t see out on the pitch which makes a footballer, and the fact he is putting the work in even when he’s not meant to shows he is driven to deliver for the fans.
Alexis is one of the hardest working members of the team, and if players can learn off that then it’s not just goals that we’ve got for the £36million price tag.
The mentality to want to be out playing football every day shows that Alexis is taking this Champions League run with every bit of seriousness possible, which shows us Arsene Wenger is pushing for a run in this competition.