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Sanchez “disappointed” with his first season at Arsenal

Arsenal’s Chilean forward has admitted that he was disappointed with his first season in the Premier League and believes they underachieved despite their third place finish and also retaining the FA Cup.

“It was an OK season, but it was bittersweet,” said Sanchez, currently on international duty with Chile who are hosting the Copa America.

“I would have liked to have been in the Champions League final, to have won the Premier League title,” he said ahead of Chile’s opener against Ecuador on Friday. “I believe we have a bunch of skilful players so to not achieve more is disappointing.”

For all his disappointment Sanchez made a fantastic start to his Arsenal career scoring 25 goals following his move from La Liga side Barcelona, he also scored the pick of the four goals in the 4-0 thrashing of Aston Villa in the FA Cup final.

“I had a breakthrough in my football life. Now I switch to the left, I make goals, I pass, I am evolving,” said Sanchez. And if I am put in at centre-forward, I will do it in the best way possible and I am fit to play.”

For many Sanchez has been the signing of last season and was unfortunate to miss out on PFA player of the year, his comments may come as a surprise but are a sign of an ambitious player who clearly wants to win everything there is in the modern game.

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