Alexis Sanchez has had a slow start to the season after returning late from the Copa America tournament and is still yet to find the net for Arsenal.

However, Paul Merson reckons the Chilean will come good on Saturday against Leicester.

The former Arsenal man tipped the 26-year-old to get back to goal scoring ways after he came on against Spurs and made an instant impact. Whether this was down to the actual ability the forward possesses, which is unarguably a lot, or just because Spurs were so tired by this stage that they just let him run into the spaces, remains to be seen.

“Alexis Sanchez came on and did well on Wednesday night, and I fancy him to score at the King Power Stadium,” Merson said.

“This is Claudio Ranieri’s toughest test yet, and although they’ll have the home crowd behind them, I see Arsenal picking them up.”

Alexis Sanchez of Londons runs with the ball during the UEFA Champions League
ZAGREB, CROATIA – SEPTEMBER 16: Alexis Sanchez of Londons Arsenal runs with the ball during the UEFA Champions League Group F match between Dinamo Zagreb and Arsenal at Maksimir Stadium on September 16, 2015 in Zagreb, Croatia. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

The pundit continued, “I’m going with Arsenal here, but only just.

“Unlike Villa and Stoke, if Arsenal go 2-0 up I can’t see them dropping it.

“Leicester have done brilliantly well so far and have shown tonnes of character, but this is one for Arsenal.”

After signing for us last season, Alexis went on to have a great year, scoring 25 goals and making his mark on the Premier League from the get-go. However, unfortunately, so far this season he’s been visibly tired and lacking in front of goal.

We all know Alexis has got it, he could have just done with a bit more rest before being thrust back onto the pitch. Hopefully Merson is right (for once).

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