Chile international forward Alexis Sanchez came to life in the second 45 minutes against Premier League newboys Brighton.
Sanchez had a rather quiet first half in the 2-0 win over Brighton, but made much of the Gunner’s creativity in the second stanza.
As per WhoScored, Sanchez managed just two shots, one major pass and one successful dribble in the first 45 minutes. However, in the second 45 minute, the Chilean registered six shots, five major passes, three successful dribbles and one assist.
This may have been caused by two major factors. One is that the former Barcelona forward started to roam around more in the second 45 minute, often seen on the right hand side of the attacking line as well as the left-sided berth. The other factor is that Wenger’s men controlled the match in Brighton’s half of the pitch during the second stanza and were able to connect well with Alexis more often.
The main highlight of his decent performance was, his back-heel assist for Nigeria international forward Alex Iwobi.
His movement in the penalty box attracted several defenders to him, and the Chilean had Iwobi behind him.
Alexis Sanchez is still looking for his first Premier League goal of the League campaign.