Alan Shearer has caused a stir, again, after insisting that Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is the only world class player in the Premier League.
When pressed by Match of the Day host Gary Lineker over Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez, the former Newcastle United man didn’t waver from his opinion and went back to discussing Aguero, as seen in the video below.
It's a big shout from Alan Shearer…. https://t.co/tHyabgHtso
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) October 29, 2016
Unsurprisingly, it has led to an angry reaction from some Arsenal supporters who can’t quite believe that the Chilean international doesn’t get into his bracket of world class individuals.
The 27-year-old has eight goals in 13 appearances so far this season, taking his total tally of goals to 50 since joining the Gunners in 2014 with a brace in the win over Sunderland on Saturday as he continues to lead his side’s title charge on the back of being an influential figure for Chile for several years and following successful spells with Udinese and Barcelona.
While Aguero also bagged a double in his side’s victory over West Bromwich Albion, many will disagree with the assertion that he’s the only top level player in the English top flight.
As seen in the tweets below, many Arsenal fans were left perplexed by Shearer’s claim and weren’t shy in voicing their disdain…
So Shearer doesn't think Sanchez is world class. That's all you need to know about his credentials as a football expert @alanshearer
— Rob Ross (@gooner145) October 29, 2016
Shearer thinks Aguero is the "only world class player in the PL" and we pay a licence fee for his opinion?? #MOTD
— OutdoorDavid (@smartgooner) October 29, 2016
I swear Alan Shearer just rustles Arsenal fans for the laughs. Obviously Özil, Alexis & Koscielny are world-class.
— Pádraig ?? (@VintageOzil) October 29, 2016
Just one world class player in the whole Premier League according to Alan Shearer ?
— Daily Cannon (@DailyCannon) October 29, 2016
Did Alan Shearer just say Aguero is the only world class player in the league? What an utter moron.
— NW3Gooner (@NW3Gooner) October 29, 2016