Sergio Aguero and Alexis Sanchez have been two of the most devastating players in the Premier League this season – and Martin Keown and Jamie Redknapp were given the difficult task of deciding which one is better earlier this week.
When asked by the Daily Mail who they’d rather have in their team they had a tough time making the decision.
“I like to show Sanchez to my kids and encourage them to play that way — the desire he shows is incredible. He always wants to make things happen and I love that,” started Redknapp.
Who would you rather have in your team?
“But, if you’re talking about both players at the height of their game, I think Aguero would just pip it for me.”
“There is hardly anything in it, and that’s testament to how well Sanchez has done because I’m a huge Aguero fan. And Aguero’s finishing would give my team the edge — he is more decisive.”
Who’s more valuable?
Keown was keen to explain that Sanchez is perhaps more valuable to Arsenal than Aguero is to City though.
“People said City would crumble without Aguero but they actually narrowed the gap on Chelsea when he was injured. They demonstrated they can cope without him but if Sanchez was out I think Arsenal would start to wave goodbye to a Champions League place.”
As for who the better player is both pundits were fairly non-committal – but can you blame them?
So who’s the best?
Keown explained: “Sanchez has always been used out wide but is now taking on the scoring responsibilities of the modern winger — think Ronaldo or Bale.
“He could be key as Arsenal try to become title contenders. But, as it stands, Aguero’s longevity and scoring record gives him the edge.”
As for Redknapp, his final say was: “It’s such a close call. At their peak I would have to say Aguero but if Sanchez keeps going at this rate we might have a different verdict in the future.”