Arsenal chief coach Arsene Wenger said his star forward Alexis Sanchez is frustrated at not being able to score goals in abundance. The Chilean has been on a goal drought this season till he netted in a goal against Everton where the Gunners won 5-2. Last season the Arsenal forward was in the top contenders for the Golden Boot with 24 goals in hand. But it was the North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur's goal machine Harry Kane who walked away with the prestigious award.
"He (Alexis Sanchez) runs after a goal at the moment so he's a bit frustrated when he doesn't score, like all goalscorers," Wenger stated as media reports suggest. The 28-year-old, who has been with Arsenal since 2014 has made 109 appearances scoring 54 goals for his side.
However, Wenger feels the Chilean works hard at the training and he will soon be able to get back to scoring goals.
"I'm not worried about it. He works hard and it will come back quickly. You can never try too hard," the 68-year-old said.
The Chilean was supposed to reunite with Pep Guardiola in Manchester City on the last day of the transfer market, but the Frenchman was not ready to give up his most prized possession just yet. Sanchez is currently on his last year of contract with Arsenal and has been reluctant to sign a new contract with the Gunner unless they pay the Copa America winner a whopping pay rise of 400K per week. Despite the transfer window ending up to be a disaster for the forward, Wenger has defended Sanchez at all times.
"At the moment he's marked well, they double up on him, but he still creates many dangerous situations and the goal, he just has not to worry too much. I know you always say that to strikers and they still worry but over a longer period he has always scored and that will come back," Wenger added.
After 16 years, Arsenal are currently playing in the Europa League and are at the top of their group. Sanchez wanted a move from the Emirates simply to play in the Champions League with his former FC Barcelona boss.
Arsenal face a mammoth task as they take on the EPL leaders Manchester City in the League round on November 5.
(With IANS Inputs)