Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed why Alexis Sanchez joined his Gunners die.
Sanchez has been in emphatic form for the Gunners since his summer move to the Emirates, scoring 18 times in all competitions.
And Wenger also revealed that the red hot Chilean also wanted to move to Arsenal over the other clubs that were interested in him, meaning that a deal was always likely to be a success.
He told Arsenal’s official website: “Alexis has played in Italy, in Spain and he moved clubs – that of course helps.
“The second part is that the move is a reward for what he really wanted.
“Alexis had a few options and he chose us because he felt that’s where he wanted to go. Sometimes a player moves somewhere and it’s not the choice that he deeply wanted. In his case, I think he really wanted to join us.
“On the pitch, the player has his needs. I felt that he came into a team that plays in an [attacking] way, where he can express his talent with freedom. It works out well for him. That helps.
“After, another step is that a team welcomes you with the values that you rate, and that in some parts of the team, you can feel at home when you need it sometimes.
“That means there are people inside the squad with a similar culture. For example we have plenty of Spanish-speaking people and I believe that helps to integrate people well.”