He may not be doing it as conspicuously as Chelsea summer signing Diego Costa, but Arsenal’s marquee man Alexis Sanchez is in increasingly good form as the first north London derby of the campaign looms.
After four goalless games for the Gunners following his arrival from Barcelona, the Chilean has now scored four times in his last five games for the club, including a special free-kick against Southampton last time out.
Sanchez is 6/4 to net at any time against Tottenham in what represents a particularly pertinent renewal of rivalries, with both sides struggling for form.
Arsenal are 4/5 favourites for victory despite having won just twice in their last eight games across all competitions.
Maybe it’s because the 15/4 Lilywhites are in little better nick themselves…their win over Nottingham Forest last time out was their first in five games.
Yet the Gunners will know that, in the former Barcelona star, they have a man who often delivered for the Blaugrana in domestic blockbusters last term.
In October he notched the decisive strike for Gerardo Martino’s men as they took the Camp Nou Clasico 2-1 against Real Madrid.
Meanwhile, when it came to the final game of the season, with Atletico Madrid, Real and Barca all in with a shout of becoming La Liga champions, Sanchez struck the opener against Atleti at the Vicente Calderon with the kind of angled drive the word ‘rasper’ doesn’t even approach doing justice.
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One of Sanchez’s Gunners colleagues that might be able to tell him a thing or two about the road to the back of the Tottenham net is Tomas Rosicky, who also rates an interesting anytime scorer shout at 4/1, having done so in the last two north London derbies.