PREMIER LEAGUE TOP GOAL SCORERS: ALEXIS SANCHEZ

Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez

PREMIER LEAGUE TOP GOAL SCORERS: ALEXIS SANCHEZ

Premier League 2016 - 2017 Top Goal Scorers: Alexis Sanchez

This season Harry Kane, Tottenham Hotspur; Romelu Lukaku, Everton; Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal; Diego Costa, Chelsea; Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Manchester United; Jermain Defoe, Sunderland; Dele Ali, Tottenham Hotspur; Kun Aguero, Manchester City; Sadio Mane, Liverpool; and Eden Hazard, Chelsea are the top 10 goal scorers to date in the England Premier League. Arsenal’s top goal scorer this season to date is Alexis Sanchez. After Matchweek 27’s Round of EPL fixtures, Chelsea is in first place on the 2016-17 England Premier League Table. Tottenham Hotspur is in second, Manchester City is in third, Liverpool is in fourth, Arsenal is in fifth, Manchester United in in sixth, and Everton is in seventh.

Liverpool 3-1 Arsenal

Arsenal defeated by Liverpool without Sanchez

Liverpool goals: Roberto Firmino 9, Sadio Mane 40, Georginio Wijnaldum 90 +0:44

Arsenal goal: Danny Welbeck 57

With Alexis Sanchez starting the match on the bench, Arsenal lost to Liverpool. Gunners fans were baffled as to why Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger decided not to start Sanchez who is currently one of the highest goal scorers in the England Premier League. After the loss Wenger defended his decision to drop Alexis Sanchez against Liverpool by suggesting that he wanted to take a more direct approach. Wenger's decision to drop Sanchez to the bench for the trip to Anfield on Saturday was questioned but the Arsenal boss moved to clarify his stance before the game. Asked why he had replaced the Chilean with Olivier Giroud, after opting to play with a lone target man, Wenger replied, “We've decided to play with Welbeck and Giroud because we decided that we will have to fight in the air as well.”

Liverpool defeated the Gunners to move up to third behind Spurs. Liverpool Fc beat Arsenal 3-1 at Anfield Stadium on Saturday evening with goals from Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Georginio Wijnaldum. Jurgen Klopp's side took the lead and opened the match scoring when Firmino responded to a cross by Mane and the Brazilian slotted the ball cooly past Gunners No 1 goalie Petr Cech. Mane then doubled the lead at 40 minutes firing the ball low into the net. Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck scored at 57 minutes putting pressure briefly on the hosts but Georginio Wijnaldum scored the third for the Reds to wrap up proceedings, scoring in injury time.

Wenger’s plan to win without Sanchez backfired, with Liverpool 2-0 up at half-time, andWenger decided to bring Sanchez into the action in the second half. Alexis helped to inspire a partial comeback, setting up Danny Welbeck to score for the Gunners. Sanchez has made 34 appearances for Arsenal this season and has scored 20 goals. There is speculation over the 28-year-old striker’s future at the Gunners after Juventus bid £25million for him. The Gunners know they may lose the Chilean forward in the summer transfer window so Wenger may have wanted to see how his side would do without Alexis, Rumor has it that Sanchez is demanding a huge pay increase to remain with Arsenallll. Sanchez's contract expires in the summer of 2018. Arsenal have offered Sanchez a contract worth around £180,000-a-week, a £50,000 per week increase.

 

Reportedly Alexis Sanchez wants to quit Arsenal at the end of the season after being dropped by Wenger for Saturday’s 3-1 defeat by Liverpool. The Chilean’s relationship with Wenger, the Arsenal coaches and his team-mates is reportedly after the Gunners Champions League loss to Bayern Munich with a bust-up after Sanchez stormed off the training pitch in the build-up to the trip to Anfield. Sources say Wenger has been unimpressed with Sanchez’s attitude, particularly his behavior during the 5-1 defeat by Bayern Munich in the Champions League last month. Sanchez publicly berated his felside at the Allianz Arena and he continued to point the finger in the dressing room after the game. Team-mates say Sanchez has become distant in recent weeks, and Wenger and his staff have not been happy with his attitude at the training ground since the Bayern trumping. The 28-year-old was confronted by angry team-mates after walking out in the middle of a training session last week, a possible reason why Wenger axed his leading goal-scorer from the starting XI at Anfield. Sanchez was clearly upset and distraught by the 5-1 humiliation at Bayern Munich in the Champions League. Wenger has spoken privately to Sanchez about his negative attitude. Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus are expected to bid for Alexis, who has reportedly rejected Wneger’s offer of a new deal worth £180,000 a week. PSG are willing to pay him £300,000 a week.

 

Alexis Sanchez’s record to date at Arsenal:

 

 

  • Games: 128
  • Goals: 62
  • Assists: 40
  • Points per match: 1.91 
  • Honors: FA Cup

 

Squads

Alexis Sanchez was left out, with Danny Welbeck and Olivier Giroud starting for the Gunners.

Liverpool

Mignolet; Clyne, Matip, Klavan, Milner; Can, Wijnaldum, Lallana; Mane, Firmino, Coutinho. Subs: Karius, Moreno, Lucas, Alexander, Lovren, Origi, Woodburn.

Arsenal

Cech; Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal; Coquelin, Xhaka; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Iwobi, Welbeck; Giroud Subs: Ospina, Gibbs, Gabriel, Ramsey, Alexis, Walcott, Lucas.

Referee Robert Madley

ALEXIS SANCHEZ

Club: Arsenal
Number: 7 
Born: December 19, 1988
Age: 28  
Place of Birth: Tocopilla 
Nationality: Chile 
Height: 5’ 7” 
Weight; 137 pounds 
Position (s): Forward, Winger 
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Manager: Arsene Wenger  
Stadium: Emirates 
Location: London, UK  
Nicknames: Gunners 
Leagues: Premier League

Honors:

Colo-Colo

Chilean Premiera División2006 Clausura2007 Apertura

Copa Sudamericana Runner-up: 2006

River Plate

Argentine Primera División2008 Clausura

Barcelona

La Liga2012–13

Copa del Rey2011–12

Supercopa de España20112013

UEFA Super Cup2011

FIFA Club World Cup2011

Arsenal

FA Cup2014–15

FA Community Shield20142015

International

Chile

Copa América20152016

FIFA U-20 World Cup Third place: 2007

Individual

Copa América Golden Ball: 2016

BBC Goal of the Month: October 2015

PFA Fans' Player of the Year2015

Football Supporters' Federation Player of the Year: 2015

Facebook FA Premier League Player of the Year2015

Kids' Choice Awards Favorite UK Footballer2015

Arsenal Player of the Season: 2014–15

Premier League PFA Team of the Year2014–15

Copa América Team of the Tournament: 2016

Serie A Player of the Month: February 2011

PFA Fans' Player of the Month: October 2014, October 2015

History

Alexis Alejandro Sánchez Sánchez was born 19 December 1988, known as Alexis, is a Chilean professional footballer who plays as a forward for English club Arsenal and the Chilean national team. After his debut season of first-team football with Cobreloa, Sánchez was signed by Italy's Udinese in 2006. Following successful loans at Colo-Colo and River Plate, he began playing in Serie A. In 2011, he was signed by Barcelona for £25 million, becoming the most expensive transfer in Chilean football history. Sánchez signed for Arsenal in July 2014 for a fee reported to be £31.7 million, making him the third-most expensive signing in the club's history after Mesut Özil and Granit Xhaka. Sánchez, also nicknamed El Niño Maravilla, has competed for Chile since 2006, and has earned 100 caps, making him the team's second-most capped player of all time after goalkeeper Claudio Bravo. With 36 goals, he is La Roja's second highest top scorer of all time. He played in two FIFA World Cups in 2010 and 2014 as well as three Copa América tournaments, winning two Copa Americas.

Barcelona (2011-2014)

Supercopa de España

La Liga

FIFA Club World Cup
UEFA Super Cup
Copa del Rey
Supercopa de España

Udinese (2008-2011)

Serie A Player of the Month (Feb. 2011)

River Plate (2007-2008)

Primera División de Argentina: 2008 Clausura'

Colo-Colo (2006-2007)

Chilean Primera División: Clausura

Chilean Primera División: Apertura

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Milestones in Alexis Sanchez's Career

5 July 2007: Scores for Chile vs. Congo in the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2007 Canada.
7 September 2007: Scores his first goal for the Chilean National Team vs. Switzerland
19 October 2008: Scores his first goal for Udinese Calcio vs. Lecce in Serie A.
27 February 2011: Sanchez scores 4 of 7 goals as Udinese defeat Palermo.
13 March 2011: Scores last goal for Udinese vs. Cagliari in Serie A.
20 July 2011: Barcelona announces signing of Sanchez for $43 million as he becomes the most expensive transfer in Chilean football history.
29 August 2011: Scores first goal of his Barcelona career as they beat Villareal 5-0 in La Liga.
10 December 2011: Scores the equaliser vs. Real Madrid as Barcelona goes on to win the game 3-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu.
26 October 2013: Alexis scores the winning goal as Barcelona beat Real Madrid 2–1 at Camp Nou in the first El Classico of the 2013/14 La Liga season.
5 January 2014: Sanchez scores his first hat-trick for Barcelona in a 4–0 win against Elche CF.
17 May 2014: Scores his last goal for Barcelona vs. Atlético Madrid in the last game of La Liga.
28 June 2014Scores for Chilean National Team vs. Brazil in Round of 16, FIFA World Cup 2014.
28 June 2014: Misses the penalty kick as Chile are eliminated from the FIFA World Cup 2014.
10 July 2014Arsenal announces the signing of Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona for £35 million
4 July 2015 Wins Chile's first ever Copa America on a 4-1 definition against Argentina on penalties scoring the final and definitive penalty after a 0-0 draw
26 June 2016 Wins Chile's second Copa America ever in a row on a 4-2 definition against Argentina on penalties after a 0-0 draw
26 June 2016 Wins the Copa America Centenario Golden Ball for best player of the tournament

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Last week there was no movement at the top of the Premiership. Man Utd remain in 1st, Man City in 2nd, Chelsea in 3rd, Spurs in 4th and Arsenal in 5th - just 4 points behind the Spurs and 5 points behind Chelsea with 26 matches under their belts this campaign. Under the right circumstances, the Gunners could easily finish in the top three this season.

They are 21 points behind leaders Man United in the Premier League and were knocked out of the Capital One Cup by League Two Bradford at the quarter-final stage.

After the Gunners loss in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie at the Emirates, they will have to pull up to win the second leg to stay in the running for Champions League silverware this season. 

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