Robin van Persie praises Alexis Sanchez

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Robin van Persie has labelled Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez as a 'joy to watch' following his impressive performance against Borussia Dortmund last night.

Sanchez scored his tenth goal in ten games against the Bundesliga team, helping Arsenal to a 2-0 win and a passage into the second round of the Champions League. It is not the first time the Chilean has impressive for the Gunners, who has already proven good value for money.

Arsene Wenger spent £35 million to bring Sanchez from Barcelona in the summer, but he is already being labelled as a potential signing of the summer and looks set to push Diego Costa all the way for the Premier League's golden boot.

"He can give you a bit of everything, and those players I do like"

Manchester United's Van Persie is well aware of the talents of the Arsenal man and is not afraid to praise him, despite his sensitive relationship with the Gunners. The Red Devils striker says he has always liked Sanchez, even before he joined Arsenal.

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He told BT Sport: "I always liked him, even at Barcelona.

"I think during the World Cup he did really well with Chile. He's a really good player. Again very dynamic, his pace, he's technical.

"He can give you a bit of everything, and those players I do like.

"You have to change your game during the game sometimes. You have to look at how the game is going and what does this particular game ask of a certain player and he can definitely adapt and play different styles.

"He can go in behind, then score the goals. He's a joy to watch."

Missed opportunity

Van Persie could have had the opportunity to play with Sanchez had he not decided to swap the Emirates for Old Trafford in 2012. Of course, The Dutchman has had the chance to play with world-class players at Manchester United, and welcomed Angel di Maria to the club in the summer.

Despite costing almost double what Arsenal paid for Sanchez, Di Maria has not been able to have as greater impact as his fellow South American. Having said that, the Argentine played a key role in Manchester United's impressive 2-1 win over the Gunners last weekend.

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