Alexis Sanchez seems to be trying to come up with new ways of winding up Arsenal fans.
During Arsenal’s Monday night clash against West Brom, despite only being 1-0 ahead at the time, Alexis decided that showboating was the answer.
In the 52nd minute, the Chilean thought that doing keepie-uppies near the left touchline was an appropriate thing to do.
It wasn’t. Jay Rodriguez took the ball from him and Arsenal fans were left rolling their eyes.
The 28-year-old was dispossessed four times, which was more than any other player, during the match against the Baggies, which Arsene Wenger’s side won 2-0 in the end thanks to Alexandre Lacazette. And the forward’s bad attitude hasn’t gone unnoticed.
Despite Wenger and others insisting that Alexis would be nothing other than completely professional after his £60m move to Manchester City fell through on the final day of the transfer window, the Chile international has been anything but.
He’s been sulky and even more wasteful, which hasn’t exactly made him any more likeable to Arsenal fans. Although maybe that’s why he’s doing it.
As someone who’s been critical of Alexis’ behaviour in the past (remember when he threw a strop and sat on the floor when he was subbed off for Danny Welbeck against Swansea last season?), I’m glad that other fans are steadily beginning to notice that he’s not all he’s cracked up to be.
Alexis will be in a full on strop now. Extra keep ups incoming.
— MJ (@mj_afc) September 25, 2017
Sanchez has tried a couple of cocky manoeuvres in the second half (stepovers and juggling the ball). Lost the ball on both occasions. #afc
— Jack Brain (@jackwbrain) September 25, 2017
Sanchez is being unprofessional
— Okwulu Okalisia 1 (@Dreamcastzzz) September 25, 2017
Alexis is a premium player, but how is he allowed to get away with irresponsible showboating like juggling during 1v1? Coach should be tough
— Sassthree (@SastryGosukonda) September 26, 2017
Alexis is now a tantrum throwing showboating merchant.
— Owasendle (@owasendle) September 25, 2017
Alexis showboating as if Arsenal is 5-0 up! Sigh…
— Prashant Paul (@PrashantSport) September 25, 2017
Alexis can fuck off with his showboating when it's 1-0 and we're looking shaky.
— Dan Smith (@DanJESmith) September 25, 2017
Fucks sake Alexis. Stop dicking around showboating and try keeping possession maybe
— Rachael (@Rachaelwith2As) September 25, 2017
Fuck off with your showboating Alexis. It's not needed right now.
— Arslan (@Arslan_AFC) September 25, 2017
more concerned with Alexis’ selfishness and showboating at the moment… not a team player
— Catherine D (@Groovycathers) September 25, 2017