After over a month of Arsenal fans wondering whether Alexis Sanchez would return to his dominant 2014-15 form, the Chilean international scored his first goal of the season against unbeaten Leicester City on Saturday afternoon.
After conceding a goal to Jamie Vardy on 13 minutes, Arsenal got their equaliser just five minutes later thanks to Theo Walcott.
But with the minutes ticking away it wasn’t a member of the Foxes who got the lead-stealing goal, but a nearly-forgotten Arsenal superstar.
Just after the half-hour mark, Alexis finally ended his 2015-16 scoring drought with a tap-in to take the lead.
Leicester City came close to getting level again, but Wes Morgan couldn’t sneak his shot past Petr Cech before the half-time whistle blew.
Sanchez was given extensive rest by Arsene Wenger following his brilliant performance for Chile in the 2015 Copa America, but it was almost inconceivable that Arsenal’s leading scorer from last season would be so rusty, not to mention scoreless, after a full six matches.
Nevertheless, he is up and running now. Premier League defenders, beware!
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