The Chilean superstar was pretty anonymous throughout today’s match at the Etihad, with Pep Guardiola’s men running out comfortable victors to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League to eight points, for the time being at least.
In fact, Sanchez lost possession 15 times in the first-half against City, more than any other player on the pitch. Did he already think he was playing under Pep?
Alexis Sanchez doing his best to ensure City are top when he joins in January 👏🏼 #MCIARS
— ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) November 5, 2017
Alexis Sanchez may as well be wearing a blue shirt. That is disgraceful.
— Connor (@TikiTakaConnor) November 5, 2017
Sanchez’s vision is superb. He’s managing to find a City player 2 months in advance
— Paul Webster (@blindcobbler) November 5, 2017
And as just about every football fan in the UK knows, Sanchez has been heavily linked with a move to City when his contract expires at the end of the current season, and he didn’t exactly do a lot of quash the rumours after the full-time whistle.
The former Barcelona man made a point of embracing Mikel Arteta before heading down the tunnel:
Big hug between Arteta and Sanchez as the Arsenal man heads for the changing room. pic.twitter.com/7jCvbPyToA
— Charles Watts (@charles_watts) November 5, 2017
Here’s how Twitter reacted to the Sanchez hug
Hugging his soon to be team mates. That's nice.
— The Maiko (@juzz_18) November 5, 2017
It appears that they will have plenty of time to hug when Alexis leaves.
— Peter Bellas (@PeterBellas) November 5, 2017
The only thing that could make this any worse is Pep hugging Sanchez at full time. Absolutely nailed on
— Matt Zarb-Cousin (@mattzarb) November 5, 2017
See u in january and thnks bro
He must av said
— Uzoma (@OnwukweU) November 5, 2017
— GunnerBrian (@gunner_mpg) November 5, 2017
To which Arteta might have added:
"Pep's a cunt. It's a prison. Don't come. I'm coming home.
Also you gave the ball away a lot, Alexis." pic.twitter.com/cDJSWCI2Py
— P.I.M.P. (@PoznanInMyPants) November 5, 2017
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