When Arsenal travelled to Manchester City to face his future employers, Alexis Sanchez put in a performance as bad as Oxlade-Chamberlain’s against Liverpool.
Alexis started the game by giving the ball away twice from a corner, allowing City to counter-attack, but fortunately Agüero didn’t manage to convert the resulting chance. With all eyes on him, the Chilean followed that up with a poor free-kick.
His second attempt at a corner later in the half was even worse, and again just went straight to the feet of a City player. Another attack ended the same way, as Sanchez seemed unable to pass to his own team.
Finally, towards the end of the half, he woke up a bit, and made a good run, controlled the ball and played in Ramsey. Aaron was unlucky not to score, and it was finally something to justify Alexis’ inclusion over Alexandre Lacazette or Olivier Giroud.
But the fans weren’t happy at half-time, as he’d given the ball away too many times for the Gunners to be able to string together anything more dangerous around the City box.
The second half brought more misplaced passes and fouls, even when Arsenal were enjoying good periods of play.
He was hardly involved in anything good, from start to finish, and managed one badly, off-target shot during the entire 90 minutes. He was dispossessed seven times, which wasn’t just more than any other player from either side by a distance but was almost as many as the rest of the Arsenal team combined (8).
If this was his audition for a City move, they’ll probably look elsewhere.