Alexis had to start the season in an unfamiliar role of a centre-forward this term and there were plenty of doubters over Arsene Wenger’s decision to use the Chilean through the middle.
However, the 28-year old has taken to the role of a central striker like a duck takes to water and has been the Gunners’ best player so far. Having scored 13 times already in the league, he is a joint second top scorer in the league with 13 goals. He has also chipped in with 7 assists so far and has been Wenger’s go-to man throughout the first half of the season.
With Arsenal going through a somewhat of a disappointing run of results at the end of the year, his role becomes much more important as the Gunners go about chasing the title that has eluded them for so long.