On Wednesday night, Alexis Sanchez made his second start for Manchester United and managed to lose 2-0 to Spurs.
I imagine it’s fair to assume that after putting pen to paper on his £600k-per-week United contract last week, Alexis was probably feeling pretty pleased with himself.
However, just two games into his career as a Red Devil, the Chilean has been dragged flailing and stropping back down to earth.
United were beaten 2-0 by Spurs in their Premier League clash after Christian Eriksen scored in the first minute and Phil Jones netted an own goal in the 28th.
Alexis was up to his usual tricks, dropping too deep when his manager had asked him not to.
Alexis Sanchez was dropping too deep against Tottenham, says Jose Mourinho
However the Manchester United boss was happy with his work rate! pic.twitter.com/GLrIBRvRsw
— Goal UK (@GoalUK) February 1, 2018
Needless to say, Arsenal fans found this pretty amusing.
Considering how poorly the Gunners have played this season, we need to take every bit of enjoyment we can from football and this definitely warrants some smugness.
Sure, United are 11 points ahead of us in the Premier League table; we’re in sixth and they’re in second. Sure, they’ve won 16 league games this season to our 12.
But there are very few things on this planet sweeter than seeing Alexis’ sour face staring frustratedly at his new teammates.
Here’s what Twitter had to say:
Giroud taking down Chelsea from the inside, Sanchez taking down United. I rate it.
— Dan Critchlow (@afcDW) January 31, 2018
At this rate , instead of booing Sanchez when he come to Emirates we will just go LOL
— EJ AFC (@EhabStan) January 31, 2018
Alexis does actually run around aimlessly, like a headless chicken. I’ve never really noticed it at Arsenal as people said it was passion & desire. Non-Gooner friends were right; looks stupid.
— FK ☕️ (@fkhanage) January 31, 2018
If you didn’t laugh at Dele Alli booting Alexis Sanchez for literally no reason whatsoever you’re dead inside.
— Raj Bains (@BainsXIII) January 31, 2018
Alexis Sanchez's Premier League debut:
77% passes completed
1 completed dribble
Dribbled past more than any player on the pitch
Dispossessed more than any Man Utd player pic.twitter.com/pCWDjJJLbl
— bet365 (@bet365) January 31, 2018
Alexis Sanchez realising what life without Mesut Ozil will be like…. pic.twitter.com/QQTWSUZ2At
— Carl Bövis ⚽ (@CarlBovis_AFC) January 31, 2018
Mourinho should bring on Alexis Sanchez.
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) January 31, 2018
Meanwhile, Olivier Giroud’s new club Chelsea lost 3-0 to Bournemouth.
Chelsea 0-3 Bournemouth pic.twitter.com/iZ4GpbfrIg
— B/R Football (@brfootball) January 31, 2018