Alexis is Arsenal's Suarez, claims Wenger

The Chilean has hit the ground running in England with 14 goals in his first 24 appearances, while his physicality and tireless work rate have made him a fan favourite

Arsenal have found their own Luis Suarez in the form of Alexis Sanchez, according to Arsene Wenger.

The Chile international has made a blistering start to life in English football since arriving in a €41 million deal from Barcelona in the summer, scoring 14 goals in 24 appearances in all competitions.

His physicality and tireless work-rate have also prompted comparison with Suarez, who last season led Liverpool to the brink of a first league title since 1990 with 31 goals before departing to join the Catalan giants.

And as Alexis prepares to face the team that tried to sign him to replace Suarez on Sunday when Arsenal take on Liverpool at Anfield, Wenger admits he can see many similarities between the two strikers.

“Sanchez, he looks like he is made for the English game,” said the Frenchman.

“Sanchez has settled very quickly. But he has a kind of game that is instinctive and tough.

“[Sanchez and Suarez] have similarities. They are South Americans, they are provoking players, and they go with the ball.

“They are very determined as well, both of them. They have plenty of similar attitudes.”

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