Arsenal Striker Alexis Sanchez Compares Self To Messi, Ronaldo


Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez insists he is as good as Messi and Ronaldo.

The Arsenal striker bragged that his abilities are very much comparable to those of A-list players Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Sanchez boasted that he has reached the level where he can compete with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Chilean joined Arsenal in 2014 from Barcelona, where he played alongside five-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi in the attack section.

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Since joining Arsenal, Sanchez has scored 30 goals in 68 Premier League appearances for the Arsenal.

Sanchez got his first goal of the season, and his 30th for the Gunners , in the win over Watford before the international break.

Despite Messi and Ronaldo winning all available individual prizes in recent times, Sanchez insists none of them is superior to him.

Alexis Sanchez Thinks He’s Comparable To Messi, Ronaldo

He told Sport:

“I have reached a level where I can compete with great players.

“I do not feel inferior to anybody. I liken [my qualities] to Messi and Ronaldo.

“I have the same abilities as them.”

Sanchez started in a central striking role at Vicarage Road but is expected to move back out wide against Southampton on Saturday.

Ronaldo, on one hand, has won back-to-back Champions League titles with Real Madrid.

He captained Portugal to Euro 2016 success this summer and scored 54 goals in all competitions last season.

Lionel Messi, on the other hand, scored 41 goals in all competitions last season.

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Arsenal have won just one of their opening three Premier League fixtures this season.

Alexis Sanchez opened his scoring account in the Premier League in Arsenal’s 3-1 victory at Watford.

Arsenal’s manager, Arsene Wenger recently insisted he is not worried despite Sanchez not yet signing a new deal at the Emirates.

The Chilean has less than two years remaining on his current contract with the Gunners.

Arsenal will host Southampton as they return to Premier League action this weekend following the international break.

Arsenal hope to bolster their squad with last minute signings Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Perez.