Antonio di Natale believes that Alexis Sanchez is the best player he has worked with during the Chilean's stay at Udinese.
The South American forward moved to Barcelona in 2011 and has since transferred to Arsenal in 2015 where he has taken the league by storm. Sanchez has scored 20 goals this season for the north London club and literally carried the team on his shoulders in the first half of the season.
The 25-year-old has gone off the boil over the past few months, but has been compensated by the form of Olivier Giroud and Mesut Ozil, who have taken the team forward during this period. However, he came back with a brilliant strike against Liverpool, to ensure a brilliant 4-1 win for the Gunners to eradicate memories of a similar humiliation at Anfield last year.
Natale revealed that Sanchez's best quality lies in his humility, which has not wavered in spite of the player making massive strives for both club and country. He talks about an incident when he asked him for the Chilean's shirt as a gift for his son and was surprised when Sanchez gave him the shirt he was playing in.
"Although he is now a truly international star he hasn't changed; there's not a drop of arrogance in his attitude. He's the same old boy he was in Udine. For me, this is maybe more significant and admirable than his trajectory as a player," Natale told Arsenal's official website.
"He's a man who places a big importance on friendship. When I met him in Watford, I asked him for an Arsenal shirt because my son Filippo is a huge fan and I had promised him to come back from England with a present.
"You know what he did? He simply picked up the shirt he had been wearing a few hours earlier in his first match for Arsenal (Arsenal v Benfica in the Emirates Cup) and gave it to me. He could have saved it as a souvenir, but he preferred to give a present to my son," he added.