Hector Bellerin believes Alexis Sanchez can inspire Arsenal to lift the Premier League titlie in May.
There have been questions raised over the Chile international’s desire to play for the Gunners after his proposed deadline day move to Manchester City fell through.
The Chilean was also dropped to the bench for Arsenal’s tie with Bournemouth on Saturday, but Bellerin is adamant the 28 year-old is fully focused on the club.
He told the International Business Times (via The Express): “Alexis is 100 per cent focused on Arsenal. He didn’t start [against Bournemouth] after returning from international duty but when he came on he has proved that he is 100 per cent and is going to be in every game.
“It has been a difficult period for the Arsenal family. Players knew that we had to give our 100 per cent against Bournemouth because we had to win no matter what.
“But if we did not think that we could win the title, what we would we be doing here? It would not make any sense. We train every day very hard to be able to win the Premier League. It has only been two bad games.
“It was a good way to prove that we have just had two bad games and we have to move on. I am very happy with the attitude and the result.”
Despite losing two of their opening four league games, Arsenal are just four points off the top of the pile. It’s still early days in the new season and if Arsene Wenger’s side can pull out a shock result against Chelsea, the moral around The Emirates will be much improved.
After signing a new deal with the North Londoners last season, Bellerin is looking to emulate current champions Chelsea in winning the Premier League this season.
He added: “Look at how Chelsea began last season and how they ended up winning the title.
“It doesn’t only matter how you start but to be consistent. Check the Chelsea results at the beginning of last season. They had a difficult time too, they lost two games and won several games in the last minutes (against West Ham and Watford).
“Then, they won 13 consecutive games and eventually won the Premier League. Manchester City, however, started very well and then faded out.