Alexis Sanchez would have “easily” got into Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’ team of 2003-04, says former Gunners defender Sol Campbell.
The Chilean has started to cut an increasingly controversial figure at the Emirates, as some high-profile on-pitch strops have crept into his game amid stalled talks to extend his current contract with the club, which expires in just over a year’s time.
However, Campbell, who was part of Arsene Wenger’s team that went the whole season unbeaten en-route to winning the Premier League title, has given Sanchez a ringing endorsement.
“[Arsenal need] more [Alexis] Sanchez-type of mentality players, from defenders to up front,” Campbell told ESPN.
“I think that for me they need more players like that on the pitch. Sanchez would easily play in our [Invincibles] side.
“He has everything. If you want to win things, you’ve got to have more guys like that.”
Arsenal have said they will resume contract talks with Sanchez in the summer, although there are a string of top European clubs queuing to sign him should they prove unsuccessful, including Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus, and Bayern Munich.