Arsenal fans haven’t shown much sympathy for Alexis Sanchez after the Chilean forward revealed his transfer to Manchester United has been “very rough” so far.
Sanchez is on international duty at the moment, but told local media he almost decided to stay in Manchester, given his personal difficulties at the moment.
“As I am self-demanding I expected something better,” he said. “I also had doubts about coming to the national team, the change of club was very abrupt.
“I had asked the coach to give me permission not to come, but thinking about it, I said we had to be here together to get things right. Changing my team has been very rough, many things have become more difficult.”
There’s no doubt that things haven’t gone as planned for Sanchez at United so far. Since his penalty rebound against Huddersfield on February 3rd, he’s only managed one assist and no goals in all competitions.
At this point he has two Champions League knockout matches under his belt, as well as games against Spurs, Chelsea and Liverpool, and not one goal contribution to show for any of it.
Unsurprisingly, Arsenal fans are loving it, and pounced on the latest remarks:
My body cannot handle this 💉
— Lil Ozi (@ItsOzilFC) March 21, 2018
— Captain Jack (@WilshereTurn) March 21, 2018
Alexis on his United move:
"As I am self-demanding, I expected something better. After my arrival at United, it was hard to change everything very quickly."
You went to a team that hasn't finished above us past 4 seasons. What did you expect? Money blinded you old pal.
— LetsTalkArsenal™ (@ltarsenal) March 21, 2018
Hahaha. KARMA BITCH
— Razvan Negoita (@RNegoita) March 21, 2018
He should be fine by the time the World Cup arrives .. oh wait 😂🤣
— Rob Ross ⚽️☕️ (@gooner145) March 21, 2018
I love this game , seeing the mercenary suffering gives more happiness than anything else
— Harsene (@hsn_1030) March 21, 2018
He wanted out of @Arsenal and its not going well at United. He’s getting what he deserves.
— Markus Brown (@MarkusUC26) March 21, 2018
Poor little snake
— OnThaRize 🔴🔙🔛🔝 (@justmeandme213) March 21, 2018
No you’re not welcome back Alexis!
— Rashmit Poonja (@RashGooner49) March 21, 2018
— Craig Randall (@crandall87) March 21, 2018
Alexis struggling whilst Mkhitaryan hits form
I think what makes the situation all the more enjoyable at the moment is how things are going with Mkhitaryan.
The Armenian international was arguably the star of Arsenal’s two-legged victory over AC Milan. He scored and was consistently dangerous in Italy, then put in a massive shift to get the team over the line in London. In between, he scored and assisted in the Premier League against Watford.
I’m sure Sanchez will find his feet eventually, but for the time being the fallout is entertaining to watch.