Wojciech Szczesny says that Alexis Sanchez’s “massive” passion for football means that he even hates to lose training games.
The Chile international has made a fine start to his Arsenal career, and has scored five times in his last eight games for the club.
Szczesny is not surprised at how quickly his new team-mate has adapted to the Premier League and believes the best is yet to come.
"If he is losing a game he wants to take the ball, dribble past everyone and score - and he does that pretty well sometimes!"
“He’s got a massive passion for football,” the goalkeeper told Arsenal Player. “Obviously every single little game you have [in training] everyone wants to win, but there are always a couple of players who are so passionate that they hate to lose and Alexis is one of them.
“If he is losing a game he wants to take the ball, dribble past everyone and score - and he does that pretty well sometimes!
“On top of that he is a very good footballer and has been a very good signing as well. I am sure there is more come from him.”
Szczesny feels that Alexis’ smooth transition into English football has been helped by the fact he managed to get off the mark quickly.
“He got a massive goal for us against Besiktas and that took the pressure off him,” he said. “Since then he has scored pretty much every time he has started.
“I’m very happy for him. I hope it continues and he gives us that little bit more.”
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