Usually when one of our ‘star’ players leaves, it is painful to see them in another team’s strip. I’ve felt none of that angst when watching Sanchez play for the red mancs. Why?
Is it because he’s only scored one goal since moving?
Could it be that we knew he wanted to go to City and collect a Prem winners medal but had to accept the far less appealing move to a lesser team but for more money?
Or because he seems to have upset the balance of United’s side while stopping Martial and Rashford from playing in their best positions?
Maybe his need to constantly be the centre of attention by dropping into midfield and coming deep has ended up disrupting the mancs’ midfield?
Seeing the exasperated look on Maureen’s face is bound to soften the blow of the Chilean’s departure from North London.
The dog banner at the Emirates was all well and good in the Club’s attempts to make him feel wanted, but now that he’s gone, his canine obsession made so public seems a bit noncey.
Looking at it from the other angle, how has his move benefitted Arsenal FC?
Well, getting Micki in exchange seems a huge positive, as the boy looks an Arsenal player and his signing, I believe, was also a key ingredient in the introduction of the next positive – Aubameyang.
Auba has been finding his feet since late January and the ridiculous Uefa ruling on his participation in the Europa Cup hasn’t helped. However three goals and the positive effect of being reunited with Mkhitaryan are plain to see. Next season could be good.
Reports of the dislike for Sanchez in the dressing room means that his leaving may have lifted the mood of the Arsenal players (though some of our recent results appear to belie that notion). One thing’s for certain, the disruption caused by him not signing a contract extension needed to be ended (perhaps getting rid last summer would have been perfect but not being able to sign his replacement in Lemar from Monaco was a factor).
Maybe, it being relatively easy seeing Sanchez in a Chevrolet shirt, is down to the simple fact that we no longer invest emotionally in players because we know they are mercenaries, simply selling their services to the highest bidder?
What do you think? Maybe you’re still suffering the loss of your favourite player?