Philadelphia Eagles running-back and Arsenal supporter Jay Ajayi is happy to see the back of Alexis Sanchez after the winger's move to Manchester United last month.
London-born Ajayi, who moved to the U.S. at the age of seven, is hoping to create a legacy by becoming just the fifth British player to ever win a Super Bowl when the Eagles take on the New England Patriots in Minnesota.
Even with his focus firmly on the Feb. 4 showdown, Ajayi is still keeping tabs on Arsenal -- a club he supported since he was a boy. Although many of the club's fans were disappointed to see the Chilean leave the Emirates during the January transfer window, the Eagles star was not among them.
"Basically, good riddance," Ajayi, 24, said of Sanchez's move to Premier League rivals United. "I'm for the guys who are in the team, the guys who want to be there.
"It's unfortunate how things happened but I'm a supporter of the guys that play for the team and want to be there and are loyal to the team."
While Ajayi has the chance to write his name in the NFL history books, the North London club also have their own shot of ending the season with some silverware after booking a place in the Carabao Cup final where they will play against Manchester City Feb. 25.
"Yeah that's exciting as well," he added. "That they were able to take care of Chelsea in the second leg [of the cup semifinal].
"Hopefully we can try and finish top four, I don't know how likely it is at this point. Getting that cup would be a nice piece [of silverware] to put on the season for sure."