Alexis Sanchez admits losing sleep over Arsenal form

Alexis Sanchez

Arsenal forward, Alexis Sanchez, has revealed the dilemma he faces each time the club underperforms. The Chile international admits he struggles to sleep after games when he fails to score for the Gunners.

Sanchez, 27, has struggled to find consistent form for the North London club in recent weeks since making his return to action from a hamstring injury.

The former Barcelona star has only netted once in eight games, a testament of Arsenal’s sudden decline in the Barclays Premier League and inevitable exit from the UEFA Champions League.

Speaking to Arsenal Player on Thursday, Sanchez said: “I think that I’ve adapted really well in terms of fitting into the club and it’s been very good.

“But at the same time I’m not the kind of person to become complacent or think, ‘That’s it’.

“I always want to improve and give my absolute all to the team.”

The former Barcelona striker added, “The truth is that I do enjoy [the responsibility]. When I don’t score goals I feel like I’ve failed the team and I feel guilty.

“I go home, can’t sleep and I just think I have to play better.”

Sanchez will be hoping to feature when Arsenal take on Watford in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup at Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon.