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Wenger - We're not a one-man team

Alexis Sanchez's extraordinary start to the season does not make Arsenal a one-man team, according to Arsene Wenger.

The Chile international has scored 14 goals in 22 appearances in his debut campaign, settling considerably quicker than the majority of overseas signings.

Alexis' headline-grabbing performances have prompted suggestions that Arsenal are over-reliant on the 25-year-old, but Wenger thinks otherwise.

"Let's say it does not reflect the truth," he said. "On the goalscoring record, you can say [Alexis] is dominant, but in the game of course not. But in goalscoring, he is the dominant figure.

"He’s very mobile, very determined and he has the sense to be in the right place in the box"

"I can’t remember such a quick settlement," Wenger went on. "He has a huge desire, no complex, and has a fighting attitude that means even when he misses something it doesn’t affect him. He’s very mobile, very determined and he has the sense to be in the right place in the box."

Alexis' work ethic and apparent indefatigability have also caught the eye, and Wenger will manage his workload carefully.

"He is in the red zone, you can see that when he plays, but he can dig deep," said the manager. "I think he played his 27th game on Wednesday since the start of the season, if you consider the international games and the travelling on top of that.

"Unfortunately you never know how far you can push [a player]. We are not scientific enough to predict that completely, but he has a great recovery potential. He recovers very quickly, is always sharp and wants to play."

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