Lots of Arsenal fans were taking a trip down memory lane as they reminisced over a former star.
Marking five years since he signed for The Gunners, many supporters were in conversation over Alexis Sanchez, who has since left for Manchester United – if not for greater things.
Scoring 30 times in his final full season at The Emirates, his Old Trafford switch in January 2018 has not seen the 30-year-old reach those heights in Manchester – scoring just twice in the last campaign.
And it seems that despite leaving for a rival 18 months ago, there are plenty of Gunners fans who still hold the diminutive Chilean in high regard, following a highlight video of his best Arsenal moments being shared online.
With Arsenal’s fortunes not improving since Sanchez’s departure, it seems as though these fans wish he had never left, given the love that he clearly still has amongst the Gunners fanbase:
He was a beast.. Bullied defenders.. Would definitely take him back at #afc
— G-JO (@fitzbein) July 10, 2019
Look how much was Özil enjoying the time with Sanchez why is he not playing like that now
— Panther ?????? (@arsenalpanther) July 10, 2019
His partnership with Özil was something else. They had a telepathic understanding.
— Mashir.???? (@gunnersformula) July 10, 2019
when he came it all changes we had finally seen the best out of mesut ozil since sanchez has left both have just gone down hill for their clubs!
— Justin (@Justin10499953) July 10, 2019
Sanchez and Ozil were different gravy back then.. ????
— Jotaro (@SaiiFKhan) July 10, 2019
Best player of the emirates era.
— Scott B (@Barrbarious88) July 10, 2019
I really loved him, he was on another level. Özil, giroud and him was so much fun to watch. Crazy that he’s not himself anymore
— A M (@alminm23) July 10, 2019
Want him back at Arsenal ????
— Yash Shah (@yashshah_9) July 10, 2019