The Chilean is full of praise for his fellow countryman.
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has heaped praise on Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez and says his fellow Chilean is the best player in the Premier League.
Sanchez has been in brilliant form since arriving at the Emirates Stadium from FC Barcelona in a £35m deal over the summer and currently has 18 goals in 30 appearances for the Gunners in all competitions.
In fact the 26-year-old has been so good that Pellegrini has rated him higher than any of his City players, which includes in-form stars such as Sergio Aguero, David Silva and Yaya Toure.
“Every game I see him making a great effort, showing great commitment, ambition and the maturity needed to keep improving year after year,” the 61-year-old was quoted by CaughtOffside.
“I’m happy for him because at this time he is the best player in English football.
“I always thought [he was going to be world class]. The only thing you could criticise him for before was that he didn’t score enough goals.
“He wasn’t a scorer. But he has improved this a lot in the last two campaigns.”