Alexis Sanchez tipped to make sensational return to Arsenal

By Mirror: Saturday, February 16th 2019 at 09:21 GMT +3 | Football
Alexis Sanchez during his Arsenal days [Courtesy]

Former Arsenal winger Marc Overmars believes Alexis Sanchez could return to north London.

The Chilean left for Manchester United in January 2018 but he has struggled for form and fitness at Old Trafford.

There are suggestions he could be moved on in the summer and Overmars believes he could well regret leaving Arsenal for United.

Overmars is in contention for a sporting director role in north London and has suggested a return for Sanchez could be on the cards.

"I have great respect for Alexis, because he did extremely well in Arsenal, but I do not know if it was a good decision to leave," he told ADN Deportes.

"English football changes you, it turns you around, and it took me a step forward.

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"Arsene Wenger arrived a year before me, Dennis Bergkamp made a big impression England. It was a fantastic time, I think we changed the history of the club a bit.

"These type of players were very important for Arsenal, because that's where they take you to focus, after Alexis, Arsenal tried to sign another player like that, but he was not given, so he could go back to Arsenal."

Sanchez could be handed a start in United's FA Cup clash with Chelsea on Monday.

Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial are both out for up to three weeks in a real blow to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

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