Alexis Sanchez carries the weight of whole team

Alexis Sanchez was incredible in Arsenal’s 2-1 win against Queens Park Rangers on Boxing Day. He was at the centre of everything.

He won a penalty (although missed it), scored, set up another goal, and when Arsenal were trying to run down the clock, he ran himself into the ground closing down the opposition.

The Chilean star is such a committed player, and so incredibly fit, that no doubt he gave his best every time out on on the field.

But it’s worth remembering that Sanchez has had one or two quiet games recently. He didn’t make so much of an impression in the 2-2 draw with Liverpool, nor the 3-2 defeat at Stoke. In fact, he looked tired in both.

Sanchez will need a break at some stage, but he’s reached the point where he has become too valuable for the team and if the Gunners leave him out, the opposition gets a lift when the team sheet goes in. Right now he is carrying the team.

But it will be a big task for Wenger now to utilise their squad more now to stop their core players from getting even more injuries through fatigue.

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