Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes that Alexis Sanchez is on par with Barcelona attacker Luis Suarez.
Sanchez enjoyed a successful premier league debut, netting 25 goals and 12 assists in all competitions, since joining Arsenal from Barcelona for £35 million.
Wenger believes the Chilean forward is on the same level as Suarez, who also enjoyed a profitable La Liga debut, winning the treble with Barcelona.
“Sanchez and Suarez are at the same level. Suarez is a central striker and Sanchez is more a wide player who likes to go up and down and is involved in dribbling, but they have similarities,” he told reporters.
“Sanchez has that desire to go forward and provoke, he is a guy who provokes chaos in the defences because he has a go at them. He does not go across, he goes straight. His desire to go forward, to provoke opponents, to run at people, creates danger.
“And he plays to win in every single game. I have had players like that before, players who want to win so much, but he has the style as well.
“What Sanchez has is that, in the first two yards, he is lightning quick. He has that explosive attitude linked with his spirit and that makes him even more spectacular.”