Wenger: Sanchez will be ‘tuned in’ on Tuesday

Date published: Monday 22nd February 2016 9:45

Alexis Sanchez

Arsene Wenger has promised that Alexis Sanchez will be “tuned in” when the Gunners take on his former club Barcelona on Tuesday night.

The Chilean was poor when he came off the bench against Hull on Saturday, prompting Matt Stead to write that he ‘looks considerably short of what is required heading into a crucial run of matches’.

Sanchez has not scored in the Premier League since returning from injury, but Wenger has promised that we will see the real Sanchez in the Champions League.

He said: “I don’t think he was completely ready to come on. It looked like that but he grows with the game does Sanchez.

“He has a game based on risk and when he’s completely highly tuned in, it becomes dangerous. Don’t worry about Tuesday, he will be tuned in.”

Sanchez himself insists that he does not regret leaving Barcelona, saying: “I never regret my decisions. It wasn’t easy to leave ­Barcelona. I fulfilled a dream when I moved there – to play in Spain and for the champions – but very few players stay in the same club all their life. To leave is normal.

“I wanted a new project, a new experience. And with so many attacking players at Barca it was a good choice to go.

“The directors told me clubs were interested. So I think it was a good choice to go to Arsenal, the best choice. It has been a positive move and I love it at Arsenal.”

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