Robert Pires thinks Alexis Sanchez must be sad about how his Manchester United move is going at the moment, particularly as Arsenal are making such good progress.
Sanchez left the Gunners for Manchester back in the January transfer window, and he’s scored a grand total of four goals since then. That’s almost as many as Danny Welbeck has since August, but not quite.
United have already exited the Carabao Cup, their Champions League campaign is going poorly having failed to beat Valencia or Juventus at home, and they’re eighth in the Premier League after 10 games, two points behind Watford.
Sanchez is struggling to play matches consistently, having completed 90 minutes just once this season, in the first game of the campaign. Unsurprisingly, Pires thinks the Chilean might have some regrets.
“For Alexis Sanchez, it is not a good moment what he is living with Manchester United. It could also be due to the relationship he has with Jose Mourinho,” Pires speculated.
“He must be a little bit sad because he is not having a good time with United, and on the other side he is looking at Arsenal winning and playing well. That situation for him I think is not easy.”
As Pires mentions, things are going much better for Arsenal. The Gunners face Blackpool in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday, they’ve won three out of three in the Europa League and they’re a point clear in the Premier League top four, four points off the top. 11 wins and one draw in 12 games isn’t a bad run either.
Hopefully, the Gunners can keep making the 29-year-old regret his decision to leave as the season goes on.