Alexis Sanchez insists he’s honoured to be part of a club like Arsenal – and insists team-mate Santi Cazorla is a “spectacular” talent.
The 26-year-old Chilean striker – who joined the Gunners from Barcelona for around £35million last summer – has enjoyed an exceptional debut season in the Premier League while racking up 22 goals in all competitions.
Sanchez has also come in for plenty of praise from his fellow pros and managed to make the shortlist for the PFA Players’ Player of the Year Award along with the likes of Chelsea’s Eden Hazard and Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho.
And in an interview with the club’s official website, Sanchez reveals he’s been pleasantly surprised by the high standards at the Emirates.
He said: “When I arrived at the club I didn’t know the players that well, but I was really surprised by everyone’s quality.
“I am not saying this just because it’s my obligation to do it as a club player. Every Arsenal footballer has amazing quality. Being part of a team like this makes me very proud. I am willing to win many titles here.
“Santi Cazorla is a spectacular player. You never know whether he will kick the ball with his right or left foot. Also, he moves with short but quick strides, which is a remarkable trademark too.
“Although I knew about his quality, playing alongside him makes me very happy.”
Arsene Wenger’s side appear to be the only team with a realistic chance of catching leaders Chelsea in the race for the Premier League title.
With just six games to go, the Gunners trail Mourinho’s men by 10 points.