Arsenal hero Ray Parlour is confident Alexis Sanchez can handle the Premier League rough stuff.

Arsene Wenger has moved quickly and splashed out £33million on the Chile World Cup star from Barcelona to bolster his side's firepower.

Parlour, 41, told the Daily Star Sunday: "He's tough, he's mobile, he can score goals and he's got pace. "I can see him fitting in on that left-hand side of the striker or you can put him up front.

"He had a great tournament at the World Cup.

"I was lucky enough to see him in the Brazil-Chile game and at times he got kicked a lot.

"But he came back and wanted more and he will certainly get that in the Premier League."

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