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Alexis Sanchez believes Arsenal are just like Barcelona

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Chilean winger Alexis Sanchez has insisted that his current club Arsenal are just like his ex-side Barcelona, reports The Times.

The forward, who has made a wonderful start to his Gunners career, has suggested that it cost him trying to learn the Barcelona way of playing. 

Enjoying his role 

At Arsenal, however, he's revealed that he's enjoying his role as he continues to excel under the guidance of Arsene Wenger. 

The winger told Rory Smith: “It cost me a lot to adapt to playing the Barcelona way.

“The first year was OK and then the second year I was better, but I needed time. Arsenal play beautiful football, but Barcelona play in a way that no other team in the world does. English football is more direct, more end to end, but I like that. It suits the way I want to play.

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“My team-mates have helped me adapt. If my team-mates were not so good, then I would not have done so well. It is that easy."

Despite Arsenal's inconsistent start to the Premier League season, their superstar signing has been impressed with the class of the squad, and can see similarities between the north London outfit and his ex-side. 

He continued by saying: "The quality here is impressive. You only need to take a glance around [a training session] to see that. It is the same level, more or less, as there was at Barcelona. We do different things in training, but player for player, it is just about the same.”

Stoke showdown 

Sanchez will currently be gearing up for his side's tricky test against Stoke City this afternoon. Wenger's side will be desperate to secure all three points at the Britannia Stadium as they go in search of climbing the league table. 

There's no doubt about it, the Gunners will once again be hoping that Sanchez finds his best form once again in the upcoming fixture. 

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