A lot of people moaning that Alan Shearer said Alexis Sanchez won’t be classed as world class until he’s won a league. Intriguing comment coming from a man who won it for a team that bought the title, then retired to Newcastle for a pretty bland existence. I mean, assuming he’s calling himself world class, maybe you could throw it back at him and say you can’t be classed as world-class if you’ve never won an international tournament… or you can’t be classed as world-class if you’ve only played in one country.
I think it’s pretty hard to call a player who is dropping numbers like Alexis anything other than world-class. 17 games, 13 goals, 6 assists. He’s a fucking monster. He can’t be held accountable for what Wenger gets up to over the next few months. (more…)