Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown has claimed Alex Sanchez could be key for Manchester United, as they travel to north London for Friday's night's eagerly anticipated FA Cup fourth round showdown.
United head to the Emirates for the tie on the back of seven consecutive victories under interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, hoping to eliminate the 13-time FA Cup winners in search of their own 13th crown.
With the two sides putting their Premier League top four ambitions on the back burner for one weekend, the return of Sanchez from injury could play a vital role in the clash, according to Arsenal favourite Keown.
“He could cause Arsenal serious problems down their left flank. Sead Kolasinac plays as more of a wing-back than a defender, often leaving gaping holes behind him," said Keown, in his Daily Mail column.
“Those are the kind of spaces Sanchez will be looking to exploit to destroy Arsenal’s FA Cup dream. This is a player who needs the love of his manager. S
“What better opportunity for the forward to relaunch his Manchester United career than by going back to his old club and knocking them out of the FA Cup?" he added. “Not only will he be desperate to prove a point to the Arsenal fans, but Sanchez gets a real buzz from playing in this competition."
Source : 90min