It looks like Alexis Sanchez wasn’t the most popular figure in the Arsenal dressing room…
During his time at Arsenal, Alexis Sanchez was (alongside Mesut Ozil) undoubtedly seen as one of the most gifted talents plying their trade at the Emirates. However, it seems as if Sanchez embraced that perception a little too keenly for the rest of the squad’s liking.
Speaking about the Chilean’s time under Arsene Wenger, football journalist Raphael Honigstein claimed that Sanchez’s play acting on the pitch began to seriously irk the rest of the Arsenal squad and that, in the end, they were delighted to see him parting company with the club.
Speaking on ‘The Totally Football Show‘, Honigstein stated that it’s been ‘under-reported’ how hated Sanchez was at the Emirates and that the squad now jokes about how they ‘finally got rid’ of the Chilean.
It has become a bit of a joke to laugh at Arsenal because they made the noise ‘finally we got rid of Alexis Sanchez’ It’s been under-reported just how badly the whole Arsenal dressing room hated Alexis Sanchez. They really felt that he was just playing up to the camera doing all these things like ‘Oh I’m trying but nobody else is! What am I doing here?
Arsenal would put up stats inside the dressing room last year after every game showing the amount of kilometres run, the passing, and Sanchez would regularly come out with the lowest mileage run of any player in the team by a big distance. The players would just go absolutely bananas at him playing to the camera and making all these moves like ‘Oh, they’re just not worthy of me! What am I doing here?