Arsenal legend Ian Wright has slammed Alexis Sanchez’s form this season after his move to Manchester City fell through.
Sanchez was believed to be close to swapping the Emirates for the Etihad on Transfer Deadline Day, but Arsenals failure to land Thomas Lemar from Monaco meant that the Gunners didn’t sanction the Chileans £60m Transfer.
Last season’s 27 goal hero has failed to replicate the fine form he produced last season, scoring only five goals this season so far. His form has drawn criticism from club legend Ian Wright who claims that Sanchez has ‘clocked off’.
Speaking to BBC Radio 5Live, Wright said:
“It does look to me like he’s clocked off. Sanchez’s attitude is saying a lot about him. If he left in January, the way he’s playing now, I can’t see how that’s going to hurt Arsenal. He’s not playing well enough.
“He’s not putting in a shift. Coutinho wanted to leave. He put in a transfer request but look at the way he’s playing. Look at the way Ozil is playing.
“You’ve got to still put it in. He’s not putting it in. It says a lot about him. People looking in who are potential buyers, what are they thinking about him and his attitude?
“I can’t see Ozil staying but what we’re seeing from him now is the kind of play that we want to see from him.”
Arsenal fans will be hoping Sanchez can rediscover some form in Friday’s festive fixture at home to Liverpool, a game which will have a big impact on the race for the top four.