Arsene Wenger says that Alexis Sanchez has the potential and ability of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Last week, Sanchez compared himself to both players, saying that he “has the the same abilities as them.”
When asked about those quotes before Arsenal’s match with Southampton, Wenger talked up the Chile international.
“That’s what you want him to do,” Wenger said.
“Ronaldo and Messi have been doing it for years so the consistency of their performance speaks for them.
“I hope Alexis can do that. He’s ambitious, he’s a guy who wants to win every single match, so it’s good to have that kind of ambition to be the best.
“He has the potential and the ability, it’s just up to him to show that.”
Sanchez has scored 30 Premier League goals during his time in England, and never managed 20 in a league season during his career.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) September 9, 2016