Alexis Sanchez heaps praise on his boss Arsene Wenger

Alexis Sanchez heaped praise on Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, calling him a "professor" and a football "purist".

The Frenchman, who has been in charge of the north London club for 20 years, has generally enjoyed a successful career at the helm.

This season growing frustrations among a section of the fanbase have come to a head, however, and Wenger has faced much criticism.

His team were slammed after their 10-2 aggregate defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League, and the Gunners were poor in recent defeats to Chelsea and Liverpool.

Prior to their game against the Reds, Sanchez had a falling out with Wenger and was dropped to the bench for the fixture.

The Chilean, who has also stalled on signing a new contract at the club, now appears set to leave the Emirates in the summer, despite patching things up with a handshake.

But that's not to say Sanchez doesn't have the utmost respect for the legendary manager and all that he has achieved at Arsenal, particularly his unbeaten season in charge.

In an interview, Sanchez opens up about Wenger and reveals his feelings for the Frenchman.

"Arsene Wenger is different," explained Sanchez. "He's a purist. He's a professor of football. A professor."

On the Arsenal Invincibles of 2003/04, the Chilean added: "Well, the Invincibles had a positive mentality. They knew that they had to win matches."

Next Story
LATEST STORIES
Make way for new champs: Muhuri Muchiri determined to rewrite secondary schools history

It took the newcomers eight years to announce their presence with a maiden regional win.

Madaraka Day Cup: Giants Gor Mahia to tackle Nyeri Combined

The Government has lined up a number of sports activities to commemorate Madaraka Day, whose official celebration will be held at Kabiruini stadium in Nyeri County on June 1.

Nairobi Governor’s Cup: Vapor, Lexus kick off County ties with wins

The ongoing Nairobi Governor’s Cup football contest is at County level with remaining contestants eyeing the Sh1.5 million winner’s prize.

AFC, even if you bring 'The Special One', K'Ogalo will still be the best

It is interesting, but rather sad, how a defeat by a better K'Ogalo team has led to the fallout at the Ingwe den.

For sure, Tusker FC continue to be AFC Leopards' Achilles heel!

Ingwe's woeful run was extended after they suffered another 1-0 loss, this time to Tusker FC.

More Stories
Madaraka Day Cup: Giants Gor Mahia to tackle Nyeri Combined

The Government has lined up a number of sports activities to commemorate Madaraka Day, whose official celebration will be held at Kabiruini stadium in Nyeri County on June 1.

Nairobi Governor’s Cup: Vapor, Lexus kick off County ties with wins

The ongoing Nairobi Governor’s Cup football contest is at County level with remaining contestants eyeing the Sh1.5 million winner’s prize.

Nzoia going through a rough patch: Fans’ hostility the reason for Nzoia’s poor home form

Welcome to Sudi Stadium, where host fans do not take any prisoners.

Kenyan coaches get down to basics: SportPesa-Arsenal training camp underway with goalkeeping tacticians included

Arsenal Training Camp:Third SportPesa-Arsenal initiative with English giants on

Wenger to take 'My way or the highway' stance at Tuesday's decisive board meeting

Arsene Wenger will demand the full support and backing of the Arsenal board to continue as their manager.

Man United believe if Bale is left out of starting line-up in the Champions Final then they can sign him

Manchester United will reportedly move for Gareth Bale if he is left out of the starting line-up for the Champions League final.

Stoke want Rooney as Everton still hoping for his return

Stoke are ready to take an amazing gamble on signing Wayne Rooney — with the backing of their sponsors Bet365.

Barcelona confirm Ex Athletic Bilbao coach Ernesto Valverde as Luis Enrique’s replacement

Barcelona named former Athletic Bilbao coach Ernesto Valverde on Monday as the successor to Luis Enrique and he will take charge of the La Liga runners-up on a two-year contract.

Huddersfield into Premier League after penalty drama

Huddersfield Town returned to the top flight of English football for the first time in 45 years after a dramatic 4-3 penalty shootout win over Reading in the Championship promotion playoff final at Wembley on Monday.