Ian Wright doesn’t believe that Alexis Sanchez, with the way he’s been playing for Arsenal this season, would get into the current Manchester City starting XI.
Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live recently, Wright pointed out that while City were obviously interested in signing Alexis over the summer and the Chilean was allegedly going to be offered to Pep Guardiola as part of a swap deal for Raheem Sterling, he probably wouldn’t get into their side now.
“It’s an interesting one but I look at Sanchez and I don’t see how he gets into that team,” Wrighty said.
“I think he holds onto the ball too long.
“You look at Sterling now, his movement off the ball is incredible, his touch has got better.
“Look, people say he got fortunate with the goal against Huddersfield but he made that luck for himself because he kept running.”
City are unbeaten at the top of the Premier League table. They’re better than most teams in Europe right now in terms of quality and Pep has his men working together seamlessly.
Sterling has scored 12 goals in 18 appearances this season, while Sergio Aguero has netted 11 in 14.
Alexis, on the other hand, has been pretty poor this term. He’s netted four goals over all competitions and two have been during the last couple of games. His best performance was against Spurs, which Arsenal won 2-0. However, there’s been a noticeable lull in his form since his move to City broke down.
Therefore, considering his wages, will City even want him now? They’re flying at the top and playing like a fantastic team so do they really need him? What’s more, does he know this? And is he prepared to go there just to sit on the bench?