Mikel Arteta sums up Alexis Sanchez's time at Arsenal as 'chaotic'

Mikel Arteta sums up Alexis Sanchez's time at Arsenal as 'chaotic'

Mark Kinyanjui 15:38 - 13.04.2024

Arteta has labled one of his former teammates as complete 'chaos' during his time as a player at Arsenal.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has opened up about his former teammates in a recent interview, shedding light on their unique qualities and contributions to the club.

Arteta, who enjoyed a successful playing career at Arsenal before transitioning into coaching, spent time alongside some of the Gunners' most iconic players. 

One such player is Alexis Sanchez, whom Arteta described as 'chaos' during their time together at the Emirates Stadium.

Sanchez arrived at Arsenal in 2014 and quickly established himself as a key figure in the team. He played a pivotal role in helping the Gunners lift two FA Cups and was honored with the 2015 PFA Fans' Player of the Year award. 

Additionally, he was named in the 2015 PFA Team of the Year, showcasing his impressive form and impact on the pitch.

However, Sanchez's move to Manchester United in 2018 marked a downturn in his career. His struggles at Old Trafford raised questions about his form and changed the perception of him within the footballing world.

Despite this, Arteta remembers Sanchez's time at Arsenal fondly, acknowledging his brilliance during the latter stages of Arsene Wenger's tenure.

Speaking to Goal, Arteta engaged in a game of word association, where he used the term 'chaos' to describe Sanchez.

Despite the abrupt and controversial end to his Arsenal career, Arteta emphasized Sanchez's significant contributions to the club, acknowledging his role as the Gunners' talisman in previous seasons.

While reflecting on his time at Arsenal, Arteta also shared his thoughts on other former teammates.

 He described Robin van Persie as a 'perfect number nine' and labeled Thierry Henry as 'magical,' highlighting their exceptional talents and influence on the pitch.

Arteta further praised Jack Wilshere, describing him as a 'beautiful player to watch,' and hailed Thomas Rosicky as a 'legend' for his contributions to the club.

 Additionally, he labeled Santi Cazorla as 'joyful' and described Abou Diaby as a 'powerhouse,' recognizing their individual strengths and impact during their respective Arsenal careers.

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