Arsenal routed Dinamo Zagreb today 3-0 to keep their Champions League campaign stable. That is to say, it is in critical condition and on life support, but has slightly more positive vitals than 3 hours ago. There were wonderfully worked goals, a smart reaction save by Petr Cech, and an overall solid performance.
And there was this:
PROOF: Alexis really controlled the ball perfectly w/the back of his neck. pic.twitter.com/ldV5iGJ7TA #arsenal h/t @Beinsports_aus— The Short Fuse (@TheShortFuse) November 24, 2015
I want to print out that video, frame it, and burn candles and incense next to it while praying to it. It is that extraordinary and awe-inspiring. Like all miracles, I assumed I was hallucinating while watching. But, it happened. Hallejuah, it is real.
When has someone ever intentionally controlled a ball with the back of their neck. Don't bother with Google. I have never seen it so it has never happened before.
The question now is, what body part can Alexis Sanchez not control a ball with? (Remember, this is a wholesome, family website.)
He truly is Arsenal's redeemer.
November 24, 2015