Alexis Sanchez Was Furious At Being Subbed Against Swansea
You'd think that, having scored en route to helping your team to a comprehensive 4-0 away victory, most players would be happy to take a seat on the bench and reflect on a job well done.
Alexis Sanchez is now most players, however.
The Chilean put the icing on the cake of the Gunners' convincing defeat of Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium, this afternoon, scoring the fourth goal of the game, before he was substituted by Arsene Wenger.
It was a tactical decision the former Barcelona man did not appreciate.
haha Alexis - 100% the right move to take him off. Game is won, and there are bigger fish to fry. He's so cheesed off though! pic.twitter.com/dnANEwN8AW- arseblog (@arseblog) January 14, 2017
It speaks volumes about Sanchez's attitude that he wanted to remain on the pitch despite the game already being over as a contest. The Chilean forward was replaced by Danny Welbeck, who continues his return from injury.
Arsenal fans, rather than panicking over Sanchez's reaction, seemed thrilled by it:
When you win 4-0 but you don't score them all yourself. Alexis is a winner. pic.twitter.com/74CNZkcoiR- TikiTakaConnor (@TikiTakaConnor) January 14, 2017
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0-4 up in the 79th minute & Alexis Sanchez is upset at being taken off. Not much people with his incredible mentality.- Pádraig :part_alternation_mark: (@VintageOzil) January 14, 2017
Some fans dissing the reaction of Alexis. Why? When last did we get such a HUNGRY, PASSIONATE world class player?- Mr. Davon (@DavonArsenal) January 14, 2017
4 pictures of Alexis Sanchez unhappy for being subbed off. A proper winner who wants to play every single minute pic.twitter.com/y2CgOZWGwA- Don Draper (@arsenalbarclays) January 14, 2017
During his post-match interview, Arsene Wenger discussed the Sanchez substitution:
Wenger will be hoping to see plenty of that same hunger from Sanche with huge games against Chelsea and Bayern Munich on the horizon in the Premier League and Champions League.
(H/T 101 Great Goals)
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