Alexis Sanchez has praised Arsene Wenger as a legend and said that although the Arsenal manager has to reel in his exuberance from time to time, he does it in his best interests.
The Chilean has been a relentless, fusion-powered football machine this season and, as legend has it, will only stop playing football when he’s strictly forbidden from doing so (or driving).
But he says Arsene Wenger does it make sure he stays as fit and energetic as possible.
“He is a legend,” he’ll tell BT Sport before the final. “He is an Arsenal legend. You learn from him every day. Sometimes we discuss about things like I would like to train more, and he doesn’t let me!
“But he definitely looks after me.”
And, on the verge of his first ever FA Cup final, he revealed that the squad have had some history lessons to get them prepared for the big day at Wembley.
“The FA Cup is a competition with amazing history,” he said.
“Today we watched a video about Arsenal’s previous wins and thanks to the clips I trained with even more motivation. I hope we can win the cup so the Arsenal supporters are happy.
“The reason why I moved to Arsenal is because there were a group of young players with the ambition to achieve things.
“I thought that Arsenal was the perfect club for me, the perfect club to win titles and compete in every competition.
“There is a joyful atmosphere in the dressing room. Arsenal is a magnificent club and I hope to win many titles here. I’m going to do my very best to help the club achieve success.”
What can you say? The man is practically a legend himself already. He’s gone four games without a goal, would you bet against him scoring on Saturday?