Despite not winning the Premier League in excess of over a decade, Arsenal remains a big club which is still very much attractive.
Former Barcelona star Xavi submits that Alexis Sanchez is very high on the list of attacking players in the world.
And the 27-year-old has impressed in his new role, and already has 14 goals for the club in all competitions.
Now Xavi, who played with the Chile international at Barcelona, has insisted his former team-mate has become one of the best attacking players in the world.
“The level Sanchez is playing at now is not a shock to me at all, he is one of the top forwards in Europe and now everybody is seeing it,” Xavi said.
“He scored some important goals for Barcelona but maybe because there were so many established stars already at Barcelona that not everybody recognised him as they should.
“Now at Arsenal he is their main threat, people are starting to notice – but anybody who has played with him will know of his qualities and not be at all surprised he is now being considered one of the best attacking players in the world.
“What gets him so much respect is his work rate. He has this obvious ability but also works so hard for the team, he never stops running.”