Wenger backs Alexis to fire against Barcelona


Arsene Wenger says that the bigger the game, the better Alexis Sanchez is, and that he’s sure the Chilean will be fired to face his former club tomorrow night.

He had a somewhat worrying cameo against Hull on Saturday, and despite scoring in his comeback game against Burnley, he’s looked a little rusty since returning from injury.

The Arsenal manager is not worried though, backing his man to rise to the occasion tomorrow night. Speaking about his performance against Hull, he said, “I don’t think he was completely ready to come on. It looked like that but he grows with the game does Sanchez.

“He has a game based on risk and when he’s completely highly tuned in, it becomes dangerous. Don’t worry about Tuesday, he will be tuned in.”

Let’s hope so, because if we are to get anything from this tie, we need him to be better than he was against the Tigers.

Meanwhile former teammate Andres Iniesta says it’s down to the Barcelona players to make Sanchez ‘uncomfortable’ as he tries to ensure his new club get a result.

“He’s got skill and when he has the ball he always creates doubts,” he said. “In that sense, we have to try to make him feel uncomfortable on the field and try to minimise his strengths.

“What makes Alexis so dangerous is that he is unpredictable.When he dribbles, when he attacks, he is a very strong player.”

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