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Alexis Alejandro Sanchez | Forward | #7

Team: Arsenal
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/19/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'7" / 154

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Reports from Chile claim that Alexis Sanchez will be assessed after picking up an injury in training on Saturday.
Sanchez has endured a frustrating few days after his proposed mover to Manchester City fell through following a failed attempt by Arsenal to land Monaco attacker Thomas Lemar as a replacement. The 28-year-old was also part of the La Roja side soundly beaten 3-0 at home by Paraguay on Thursday leaving their automatic World Cup qualifying hopes hanging in the balance. Now, South American news outlet BioBioChile say Sanchez has suffered an injury to his left ankle which could potentially rule him out of the crucial qualifier in Bolivia tomorrow, although initial reports suggest the problem is not too serious. To compound matters, former Chile coach Jose Sulantay has blasted the winger for returning to the international fold "fatter than normal". He told La Cuarta: "I saw him gone, I saw him out of physical shape, totally. Without his spark, he never left that Paraguayan defence behind. He never made a diagonal run, it was something else. It was not Alexis." Sep 4 - 4:56 AM

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Reports across England confirm that Manchester City is still actively pursuing a move for Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez.

We're going to see push come to shove on Thursday's deadline with Manchester City officials standing by in Chile in case they need to conduct any last-minute business during the international break. Arsenal have been adamant on keeping Sanchez for the final year of his contract even though he is expected to leave on a free transfer next summer. The Gunners recently rejected an official bid of £50 million from Manchester City this week and rumors emerged that Raheem Sterling's name has even popped up as part of a potential swap deal.
Source: The Guardian
Aug 31 - 5:29 AM

Arsenal will have the next 10 days to stew over its latest loss after a 4-0 loss to Liverpool at Anfield.

Alexis Sanchez returned to the lineup for the first time this season, which could very well be his last in an Arsenal shirt with the transfer deadline this week and the rumors swirling. But despite his presence, the Gunners couldn't even manage a shot on target against Liverpool's notoriously undisciplined defense. Roberto Firmino and Saido Mane tore up the Arsenal defense in the first half with a goal each, and Mohamed Salah added a goal and assist to hand Arsenal its second straight loss.
Source: NBC Sports
Aug 27 - 1:16 PM

Alexis Sanchez will be available for Arsenal's Week 3 trip to Anfield to face Liverpool soon after their qualification for the group stages of the Champions League.

While Arsene Wenger was quite clear that Sanchez would be available to play against Liverpool on Sunday, he was less clear as to exactly what role the Chilean would play. Having missed out on the pre-season and suffered through illness and an abdominal injury after returning from his summer break, Wenger will have to decide how ready Sanchez is to start in such a high pressure match. Regardless, he will play some part and that almost certainly means fantasy managers will have to consider him in their line-ups.
Source: espnfc.com
Aug 24 - 11:33 AM

Siting an abdominal issue, Arsene Wenger indicated that Alexis Sanchez will miss Arsenal's first two matches of the Premier League season.

This news and the alignment with the final days of the transfer window will fuel speculation that the Chilean forward may yet get his move away from the Emirates. It would be a mistake to assume that this is the cause. Arsene Wenger has a long-standing tradition of bringing players who played in summer tournaments back very slowly and given Arsenal's consistent stance on a Sanchez transfer it seems likely that this news should be taken at face value.
Source: arsenal.com
Aug 9 - 11:43 AM

Arsene Wenger expressed doubt over the fitness of a trio of midfield starters ahead of Friday's season opener.

Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey each missed out on the club's penalty-kick shootout-win against Chelsea in the Community Shield on Sunday. And with the Leicester City match approaching, Wenger may be forced to field another watered-down lineup. Said the manager: "Overall, we will see. I left them all out because some are short of preparation like Alexis Sanchez. Mesut had a kick on his ankle which was swollen and he couldn't practise yesterday. He has a little chance to play on Friday night. Ramsey has a chance but I think he could be short as well."
Source: Sky Sports
Aug 6 - 9:24 PM

Walking transfer rumor Alexis Sanchez has returned to Arsenal after his return was prolonged by a couple of days with the flu.

Whether this means anything about Alexis' future at the Emirates is anyone's guess. He hasn't been sold at this point. He has reached the end of the extended vacation granted by Arsene Wenger to players who featured in summer tournaments so it would be a reasonable expectation that he'd be back in training ahead of this weekend's Community Shield match with title holders Chelsea. Until September 1st, we will probably go back and forth on "will he stay or will he go?" multiple times per day.
Source: @arsenal
Aug 1 - 11:10 AM

After a summer of rumors of a high profile departure from Arsenal, Alexis Sanchez will arrive in London to begin training with the club in advance of the upcoming season.

After featuring for Chile in the Confederations Cup, Arsene Wenger held with his tradition and gave Alexis some extra time off to ensure that he is rested for the season. Sanchez's absence from the Arsenal camp has done nothing to curb the flow of rumors connecting him with big money moves to Manchester City, PSG, and other high profile destinations. Where Sanchez ends up remains to be seen but Arsenal have continued to tow the party line that he will remain at the Emirates at least through the end of his current contract which runs through the end of the upcoming season.
Source: arsenal.com
Jul 27 - 12:34 PM

The arrival of Alexandre Lacazette could mean that Alexis Sanchez will score fewer goals in 2017-18 than he did in 2016-17 when he split time between center forward and wide attack.

Let's face it, wide attackers don't usually score 24 goals in a season. Alexis Sanchez's prolific 2016-17 owed at least something to the fact that he was deployed as a center forward for long stretches of the season. Alexandre Lacazette isn't an Olivier Giroud-type who has to be playing centrally to be effective but given what we've seen of both players, it seems reasonable to predict that Lacazette will spend more time centrally and Sanchez will spend more time wide on the left of the attacking formation. If you're betting on one of the two to score 20+ goals in the Premier League this season, you might want to bet on the one that will spend more time in the middle of the formation.
Jul 7 - 11:49 AM

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez said he has decided on his future in the Premier League—he just won't reveal what his plans are.

Following the club record signing of Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette, all eyes will turn to Sanchez and Mesut Ozil in contract talks as they enter the final year of their respective contracts. However, reports today claim Sanchez is demanding £400,000-a-week from the Gunners, more than £100,000 more than their current offer. When asked if he would join Chile teammate Claudio Bravo at Manchester City, Sanchez didn't offer a clear answer: "Good question. Right now I'm focused on the Confederations Cup. When this is finished I will see if I stay or if I go. I don't know...Yes it's clear but I can't tell you."
Source: Sky Sports
Jul 6 - 5:16 PM

Alexis Sanchez will be assessed ahead of this weekend’s Confederations Cup opener against Cameroon after picking up an injury.

Reports from Chile on Thursday confirm the Arsenal forward "received a blow to the ankle" in training and his availability on Sunday remains in doubt. Doctors initially indicated that the injury, now known to be a sprained ankle, was only minor, but there are growing concerns that Sanchez will miss out in Moscow after he was seen boarding the team bus with the aid of crutches and in obvious discomfort. Sanchez, who continues to be evaluated, worked with kinesiologist Pedro Oñate away from the main group on Friday. The La Roja star will be given every opportunity to prove his fitness ahead of kick-off.
Jun 16 - 4:27 PM

Alexis Sanchez looks set to leave the Emirates this summer although where the 28-year-old will end up is still undecided.

Arsenal are prepared to break the bank to keep their star man and have offered Sanchez an eye watering deal said to be worth in the region of £300,000-a-week. However, after missing out on a Champions League spot, a move away seems more likely and there are plenty of potential suitors. Bayern Munich will pull out all the stops to land their number one target. The German Champions want Sanchez as part of a £40 million deal and they are willing to pay around £350,000-a-week. However, Sanchez insists that no decision will be made ahead of the Confederations Cup [which starts on June 18]: "I’m focused on the Cup in Russia and trying to do well. The truth is that my agent will see to it. He knows and he will sit down with the club to look for the best option for me." Reports from Chile also suggest that Sanchez may have agreed a move to Premier League rivals Manchester City.
Jun 10 - 3:09 AM

In the two days since Alexis went off against Stoke City, Arsene Wenger has sent mixed messages about his availability on Tuesday against Sunderland.

Arsene Wenger's quotes since Saturday have been a bit all over the map. He has said both that it "didn't look good" and that "it was just a kick". Ultimately he has settled on "it is a possibility that he plays tomorrow". How's that for saying a lot of words that give no useful information? Personally, I wouldn't bet against Sanchez playing with Champions League qualification on the line and the Gunners needing a win to keep the pressure on Manchester City and Liverpool. It would not be a big shock if Sanchez played less than the 90 minutes assuming Arsenal take a substantial lead against the Black Cats and the Emirates tomorrow.
Source: espnfc.com
May 15 - 10:10 AM

After scoring a goal and contributing an assist, Alexis Sanchez came off of Arsenal's 4-1 win over Stoke City with a thigh strain.

The extent of the injury isn't yet known but with Arsenal needing to win all of their remaining fixtures to retain a chance of qualifying for next season's Champions League. Wenger can probably afford to rest his talisman in mid-week against already-relegated Sunderland but the manager will surely want to have Sanchez back against Everton to close the season at the Emirates and then again for the FA Cup final against newly crowned champions Chelsea. Stay tuned for updates about the severity of the injury as details become available.
Source: espnfc.com
May 13 - 2:34 PM

Alexis Sanchez scored the opener for Arsenal mid-way through the second half as Arsenal stayed in the hunt for the top four with a 2-0 win over Southampton at St. Mary's.

It was a lackluster first half from Arsenal as Southampton got the better of the few opportunities that were on offer. The second half looked like it was going to be more of the same as the Saints got off to the stronger start early. It didn't last long as Arsenal not only dominated possession again but started to get the opportunities needed to turn possession into goals. The opener came when Granit Xhaka, again very good, sent an incisive pass to Mesut Ozil who flicked to Sanchez who let two Southampton players fly by him before firing through Fraser Forster. Arsenal continued to dominate through the latter stages of the second half and Olivier Giroud, in as a substitute, put the icing on the cake heading home from close from an Aaron Ramsey assist.
Source: espnfc.com
May 10 - 5:08 PM