Theo Walcott spoke after Arsenal’s 5-2 win over Leicester City in the Premier League to hail Alexis Sanchez’s stunning individual performance.
The Chilean scored a hat-trick – his first for the club – against the Foxes, putting the cherry on top of what was a fantastic performance.
Walcott insisted after the match that even when Alexis isn’t scoring, he’s still helping the team and has never been anything but top quality.
“He is a top-quality player and even when he is not scoring goals he works so hard for us. He tracks back and does a lot for the team,” Theo said.
“I am sure he going to flourish now with many, many more important goals. It has been a long time coming, he knows that himself. But he is very pleased today.”
Alexis’ work rate is an attribute many have hailed and despite a lot of emphasis being put on the goalscoring side of his game, it’s good to see his teammates recognising his other qualities.
Alexis has come under fire recently after failing to score so far this season. However, this was to be expected after Chile made the final of Copa America and the forward returned late to training.
Now, he appears to be well on his way to his best, if not better.