Arsenal Latest News: EDU reckons there is even more to come from Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez.
The Brazilian reckons his former club have one of the game’s top talents on their hands in the shape of the Chilean international.
And despite already weighing in with 18 goals in a highly impressive debut campaign in north London, Edu is backing the £35m man to get even better during his time at Emirates Stadium.
“It would be difficult to compare the top players I played with and Alexis Sanchez,” he said.
"But Sanchez is doing very well and he is still young and will develop into becoming an even better player.”
Edu was part of Arsenal’s famous ‘invincibles’ team which went 49 top flight games without being beaten.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has drawn criticism for his side’s slide since that team’s run ended.
However, his former midfield ace insists his former manager is still the right man for the top job.
“Arsene Wenger was very important in my career and he is wonderful coach,” he added. “He is so important to Arsenal and the club’s history.
“He has been there for so long at one club and he is a very clever, nice person and an unbelievable coach. I have much respect for Wenger.
“Arsenal and Arsene Wenger in particular, have always tried to sign young players. This is Wenger’s philosophy for the club.
“Many players come from clubs with great potential and the philosophy of the club is finding these players and developing them further too hopefully break into the first team.
“Sometimes you expect the players to explode onto the scene but sometimes they don’t – that’s just how it goes.”