Alexis Sanchez claims that he is affected by the fear of sustaining another injury in a stop and start campaign on a personal level.
The Chilean international suffered a hamstring injury that kept him on the sidelines for two months during November. He has been affected by the same in the past. After an impressive debut campaign in which he scored 16 goals, he was expected to build on further. However, he has managed only eight goals so far and has not been amongst the top players. Many have questioned the reason for this alarming dip in form and Sanchez has finally responded to those queries.
The fear of sustaining another injury will effectively rule him out of the campaign. Sanchez wants to avoid this aspect while performing well for the gunners. He returned to form with a goal against Watford in the 4-0 win during the weekend. This was his first league goal in front of the home supporters since October. Wenger would have been hoping for the performances from players like Sanchez and Ozil. This would have enabled them to win the title in a campaign where Manchester City and Chelsea have been far from the top. However, they have failed to keep up with unlikely table leaders Leicester City.
“Before my injury I was 100 per cent fit. I was feeling well. After the injury I wanted to get back but it was hard. I had a setback and when I played a match, I was scared I would get injured again because the thing I like most in the world is playing football and when I can’t play, I feel sad. I think I have adapted well to the club but I am never satisfied with what I do. I want to win the Premier League, the Champions League. I always want to win everything,” said Sanchez.