The Wales international has been impressed by the Gunners’ new signing and says Arsene Wenger’s men are grateful to have him in their team following his summer move from Barcelona
Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has likened Alexis Sanchez to Luis Suarez and Sergio Aguero after another goalscoring display against Borussia Dortmund.
The Chile international grabbed his side’s second goal as Arsenal won 2-0 on Tuesday and has now scored 12 goals for the Gunners since his summer move from Barcelona.
Ramsey says he has been impressed by Sanchez particularly his work ethic, both in matches and in training.
“With the South American players, it is sort of bred into them to work hard, he is no different to any of the other players like Suarez or Aguero, so we are grateful to have him in our team,” he told reporters.
“He gives 100 per cent – everybody is at it in training all the time. We like to train hard. He works hard for the team and when he gets an opportunity to score, he scores.
“It took him a couple of games to get into it, but he has not stopped scoring since. The thing which has impressed me most about him is his work-rate off the ball. It is always nice when the team is scoring goals, at the moment, he is doing it.”
Arsenal’s Champions League win saw the Gunners qualify for the knockout stages for a 15th consecutive season and Ramsey is confident his side can go far in the tournament.
“It is a great achievement, all credit to the manager and players in those 15 years. We are always hungry to go on in this competition and do the best that we can,” he added.
“We are through now and hopefully we can have a very successful Champions League.
“We have come out winners against Borussia Dortmund and hopefully now we can get back to winning ways in the Premier League and go on a winning run there as well.
“It was a really pleasing performance against Dortmund, we picked up where we left off from Man United in terms of the way we played, but we got the early goal this time, which we did not get against United.
“It always helps when you do, and you could see the confidence in the team, we defended really well and kept a clean sheet.”