Sanchez was a favorite on the Emirates Stadium between 2014 and 2018, scoring 80 targets in 166 video games, however tarnished his repute when he compelled a transfer to Manchester United, the place he was a subsequent flop.
He now performs for Marseille and in the event that they win on the Orange Velodrome on Tuesday night time, the Ligue 1 facet will progress to the knockout phases on the expense of Spurs.
The Chilean misplaced in a single north London derby in seven in opposition to Spurs, scoring two targets, and is joined within the ex-Arsenal ranks at Marseille by Matteo Guendouzi, Nuno Tavares and Sead Kolasinac.
“I’ve nice affection for Arsenal from my time there. I’ve some nice reminiscences with everybody on the membership, particularly the followers,” Sanchez mentioned.
“Beating Spurs each time was an important pleasure. It was very particular and people are reminiscences that I maintain pricey to my coronary heart.
“Each single participant has motivation to play and win. All of us wish to carry the victory again.
“Within the dressing room, there’s plenty of ardour. Taking part in in entrance of the followers with their ambiance is tremendous essential and that can drive us on.”
After ending a disappointing spell at Previous Trafford, Sanchez went to Inter Milan the place he labored underneath Antonio Conte.
Conte is not going to be allowed within the stadium on Tuesday owing to his pink card in opposition to Sporting Lisbon final week, however Sanchez is aware of what the Italian is all about having gained the Serie A title collectively.
“We had an important expertise collectively however he is a really demanding coach, if you happen to do not give 100 per cent on the pitch he drops you for the following recreation,” he added.
Marseille head coach Igor Tudor is aware of Conte properly and can be glad he isn’t on the touchline.
“It is good,” he mentioned. “He has a great impression on the sport so it’s higher that he’s not there, however the gamers are taking part in, not the coaches.
“Tomorrow we have now an important recreation forward of us. It truly is a high alternative for the boys to succeed in the knockout (stage) of the Champions League. We have had 5 good video games so we have to construct on that.
“However do not forget we’re an outsider. So any likelihood to get to the knockout stage is nice for us.”