3 Oct 2016

Wenger raves: 'Fantastic' €55m sensation is just like Liverpool hero 'Luis Suarez'. Agree?

Back in 2013, Arsenal made a cheeky bid to sign ex-Red Luis Suarez, and now, Arsene Wenger admits that he's trying to mould Arsenal's attack in the image of Liverpool's most exciting player in recent times.

For much of this season, Wenger has played Alexis Sanchez as a central striker, and when asked over the weekend why he'd made the change, Wenger told the Daily Mail:

"I reflected at the end of the season and I decided to try it with Sanchez. He has similarities with Luis Suarez. He goes at you".

The similarities with Suarez are obvious (physically robust, endless energy, constantly hassling defenders, prodigious creative talent etc), and it's these similarities that probably compelled Brendan Rodgers to try and sign Sanchez as a replacement for the Uruguayan.

So far, the experiment is working. €55m-rated Sanchez^ has 10 goals/assists in 9 games this season (one every 73 mins), and the Chilean is currently outperforming Suarez, who is on 11 goals/assists in 10 games (One every 78 mins).

It took some time, but it looks like Wenger may have finally found his Suarez.

On a related (and slightly painful) note: Liverpool tried hard to sign Sanchez during Brendan Rodgers' reign, but he rejected the Reds for Arsenal. What a signing he would've been...

^ Hailed last week by Wenger as 'fantastic'


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