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Alexis Alejandro Sanchez | Forward | #7

Team: Arsenal
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/19/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'7" / 154

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Alexis Sanchez scored a goal and recorded an assist as Arsenal disposed of Chelsea at the Emirates, 3-0.
Arsenal were firing on all cylinders in a first half that saw Sanchez wreck havoc on Chelsea's defense. The Chilean made his first contribution of the match in the 11th minute, when he picked up a poor back pass, and chipped Courtois to take a 1-0 lead. Arsenal went on to extend their advantage three minutes later, through Theo Walcott, and again in the 40th minute. The third goal was a work of beauty as Sanchez clipped a ball, over Gary Cahill and David Luiz, to Meshut Ozil who struck a splendid volley over Courtois and in off the post. Sanchez's man of the match performance was central to Arsenal's fourth straight victory, while his goal saw him extend his scoring streak (three goals in his past two matches). Sep 24 - 2:58 PM
Source: NBC Sports


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Alexis had an active day with two goals and a missed penalty as Arsenal cruised past Hull City 4-1.

The Chilean forward started at center forward again and this time it worked. With Hull City less able to create a threat in the space Sanchez usually occupies Arsenal were free to attack. It was Alex Iwobi who created Arsenal's first that was credited to Sanchez who deflected it home. Sanchez missed a penalty later in the first half but Arsenal scored three more around a Robert Snodgrass penalty for the 4-1 final.
Sep 17 - 1:24 PM

Arsenal will assess a number of players ahead of the trip to Hull after coming through a bruising and hard fought Champions League encounter in the Parc des Princes on Tuesday.

Fantasy managers will be sweating on the fitness of Alexis Sanchez who appeared to be struggling after taking a knock to his back. Speaking to the club on Wednesday I was told "we have a few bumps and bruises" which the medical team will be looking at. The availability of Theo Walcott remains uncertain after Arsène Wenger confirmed he missed the game in Paris because of a problem with his knee. The attacker, along with Aaron Ramsey "have a chance" of making the trip to the KCOM Stadium. Laurent Koscielny came through 90 minutes unscathed and is available, but while Gabriel Paulista is back in full training, his lack of fitness means that Rob Holding should retain his place in the match-day squad.
Sep 15 - 5:17 AM

With Olivier Giroud still coming back from his summer exertions, it seems likely that Alexis Sanchez will line up as a central forward for the third week in a row at Watford.

There are two things to note here. First, Sanchez hasn't been very effective playing in a center forward role either in his two appearances this season or on the rare occasion that Arsene Wenger has deployed him there in the past. The second is that Sanchez should be back to playing a wide attacking role soon with Giroud back and Lucas looking like he'll be ready to go after the international break after passing his medical at Arsenal following his transfer from Deportivo la Coruna.
Aug 26 - 5:02 PM

Arsène Wenger has confirmed that Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey will be a part of Scandinavian touring squad this week following an extended summer break.

Sanchez played a pivotal role in this summer’s Copa America helping Chile retain their trophy with another penalty shootout victory over Argentina. The Arsenal winger was named as player of the tournament after scoring three-goals and creating another six, but Sanchez picked up a nasty ankle injury in the final and is yet to feature in his club's preseason programme. But on Monday, Wenger confirmed: "Sanchez will be involved [in Norway and Sweden]," although the latest players coming back from international duty [Koscielny, Ozil and Giroud] "will not be." Aaron Ramsey also returns to the squad and he could feature against Viking on Sunday or Manchester City, 48 hours later, in Gothenburg.
Source: ESPN.co.uk
Aug 2 - 6:08 PM

Alexis Sanchez wasn't on the field for penalties but he and his teammates won the Copa America for the second consecutive summer in penalties over Argentina.

It was a similar script to last summer with New Jersey playing the role of Santiago. It was a hotly contested match that saw two first half red cards and numerous yellows. There were no goals but plenty of talking points. Ultimately it came down to penalties where Arturo Vidal and Lionel Messi traded misses and Lucas Biglia had his attempt saved to make the difference in the match.
Source: Espnfc.com
Jun 26 - 11:01 PM

Alexis Sanchez and Chile will try for their second Copa America title in two summers when they face Argentina on Sunday.

The match itself was interrupted by lightning and heavy rains forcing a delay in the start of the second half. Fortunately for Chile they were already up 2-0 through goals from Charles Aranguiz and Jose Fuenzalida. Aranguiz latched on to a misplaced header by Juan Cuadrado for the opener on seven minutes. Alexis, as he has been so often was at the root of Chile's second goal putting a shot off the post from the top of the box. Jose Fuenzalida was in the right place to tap home the rebound for the final 2-0 scoreline.
Source: espnfc.com
Jun 23 - 10:35 AM

Alexis Sanchez provided a goal and scored two more as Chile beat Panama 4-2 to advance to the knockout stages of Copa America Centenario.

It was the Sanchez and Vargas show in Philadelphia to close out Group D for the defending Copa America champions. First it was Eduardo Vargas who scored a brace with Sanchez assisting on the second of those goals. From there, the tables were turned as Vargas turned provider and Sanchez scored his brace for the final four goal tally. Chile will now move on to face Group C winners Mexico in what should be the marquee match-up of the quarter finals.
Source: espnfc.com
Jun 15 - 9:43 AM

Amidst rumors of disagreements with Arsene Wenger come hints that Bayern Munich and Juventus are interested in buying Alexis Sanchez.

It isn't unreasonable for a player of Alexis' pedigree to want to win. With Arsenal failing to put up a sustained title challenge in a year where the club's biggest rivals stumbled badly. Frustration in inevitable. Whether that frustration turns to a transfer demand remains to be seen but it isn't unreasonable that it might happen.
May 11 - 8:52 PM

Alexis Sanchez scored twice in the first half as Arsenal cruised to an easy victory.

Sanchez started things off early with a well-taken chance from distance. The goal took the pressure off of a struggling Arsenal squad. His second goal directly from a set piece wasn't a thing of beauty but it effectively killed off the tie.
Source: Espnfc.com
Apr 21 - 5:03 PM

Arsenal have done it again, taking only one point away from match in which the club dominated in a 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace on Sunday.

The Gunners held 72 percent possession at the Emirates against the visiting Eagles and took 21 shots throughout the afternoon. But only six fell on target as the home side paraded the ball around the penalty area without posing much of a scoring threat. Alexis Sanchez was the clear catalyst, taking five of the club's shots, which included his stoppage-time goal in the first half. Following a Palace turnover, Danny Welbeck chipped a ball into the box that Sanchez fearlessly attacked, sending a looping header over a charging Wayne Hennessey for the 1-0 lead. But the Gunners conceded the equalizer in the 81st minute, courtesy of a counter-attack led by Yannick Bolasie. The draw puts Arsenal into a tie with Manchester City for third/fourth, just four points ahead of fifth-place Manchester United.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 17 - 1:05 PM

Alexis Sanchez returned from the international break revitalized with a goal and an assist in Arsenal's 4-0 home victory over Watford on Saturday.

Sanchez had been looking a shadow of his normal self leading up to the international break and Arsenal's performances suffered for it. Whether it was some home cooking or just some distance from the situation, it worked. The Chilean was integral opening the scoring within five minutes. He then turned provider just before halftime setting up Alex Owobi for his second Premier League goal of the season. Hector Bellerin and Theo Walcott rounded out the scoring. Look for Sanchez to rip off a series of impressive performances down the stretch as Arsenal look to convince us that they are still in the title race.
Apr 2 - 12:12 PM

Alexis Sanchez assisted on Calum Chambers' opener and then scored the winner as Arsenal squeezed by Burnley 2-1 at the Emirates to move on to the 5th round of the FA Cup.

The two time defending FA Cup champions started a mix of first team and reserve players and it was just barely enough to slip by Championship high fliers Burnley. The Clarets were the better team for stretches of the match but they had no answer for Alexis Sanchez who was calm in a tight space to tee up Calum Chambers for the opener. The Chilean finished the scoring from an Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain cross after Arsenal had let the Clarets back in the match. Sanchez certainly looked back to his best after significant time out injured.
Jan 30 - 3:31 PM

Arsene Wenger implied that Alexis Sanchez will be available for Chelsea on Sunday and it is likely that the Chilean will start.

Arsenal will be excited to have both Sanchez and Mesut Ozil back as they look to topple the opponent who has given them the most trouble in recent years. Sanchez is unlikely to play 90 minutes but he does seem likely to start. Fantasy managers should be at least a little wary since Sanchez is likely to be rusty after significant time recovering from his hamstring injury.
Source: espnfc.com
Jan 22 - 5:30 PM

Mesut Ozil will be ready for Sundays' derby against Chelsea at The Emirates. Meanwhile, the next two days will be decisive for Alexis Sanchez in terms of proving his fitness.

Ozil is available after minor foot inflammation ruled him out of last weekends’ draw at Stoke while Sanchez hasn’t featured since limping off at Carrow Road back in November: "The doubt is that he has been out for a long time and [there is] the risk of a setback if you try to go too early. I am cautious with him because we cannot afford a setback." However, the Chilean winger is expected to be included. Francis Coquelin is ahead of schedule and will re-join the group in training today, Danny Welbeck should be back next week and Tomas Rosicky will play for the Under-21s on Friday.
Source: The Express
Jan 21 - 6:25 AM