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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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Hull City made it a contest for 90 minutes, but a controversial first goal and a late penalty converted by Alexis Sanchez steered Arsenal to a 2-0 win.
Sometimes you need a goal any way you can get it and sometimes you need a win any way you can get it and that summed up Arsenal's day. Sanchez was active early and often, dragging a shot wide and finding Mesut Ozil for a chance that went missed, but Hull's defense was resolute in the opening half hour. Then, in the 34th minute, Kieran Gibbs' shot was defended off the line but Sanchez knocked it in off of his arm. While not intended, it gave the Gunners some breathing room. However, pressure began to mount as time went on with Hull still a moment away from equalizing. Sanchez put the stamp on the win though in added time after Hull conceded a penalty following a handball incident from a Lucas Perez header. Sanchez takes the lead in the race for the golden boot with goals 16 and 17 today. Feb 11 - 9:32 AM
Source: NBC Sports

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Alexis Sanchez has been left out of Chile's January international friendlies scheduled for China.

Sanchez is famous for his desire to play as often as possible for both Arsenal and Chile. That desire has led to injury in the past. Fortunately for the Gunners, Chile has elected to leave Sanchez home for their January 10th and 15th friendlies in China. The extended rest should give Sanchez a better chance of making it through the second half of the season without an injury problem.
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 06:51:00 AM

Alexis Sanchez remained hot but Arsenal didn't convert some good chances and fell 2-1 to Everton at Goodison Park.

The Gunners hadn't lost in the Premier League since the opening day of the season. That record changed as they fell to Liverpool's other side on Tuesday. Mesut Ozil couldn't keep his strike down in the second half and the Gunners had two chances cleared off the line in the dying seconds. There was also a penalty appeal from Alexis denied in the final moments.
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 04:46:00 PM

All eyes were on Arsenal's hat-trick hero Alexis Sanchez in a 5-1 win against West Ham at the Olympic Stadium.

The Chilean playmaker contributed to four of the club's five goals with an assist on the Gunners' opening goal from Mesut Ozil in the 24th minute to go with his second-half hat-trick to bring him even with league leaders Sergio Aguero and Diego Costa with 11 goals. Sanchez scored his hat-trick in a 14-minute stretch, starting in the 72nd minute when he worked past two defenders to beat Darren Randolph to the far post. He followed that up in the 80th with a curling effort before capping the night after being sent through by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who added a goal in the 84th to bury the Hammers.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Dec 3, 2016 02:45:00 PM

Alexis Sanchez scored a brace as Arsenal edged past Bournemouth 3-1 at home on Sunday.

The Gunners remain fourth in the table after a pair of strikes by Sanchez and a header by Theo Walcott were enough for the home side to earn a hard-fought victory. The match was a lively from the star as the sides traded opportunities early, however, it was Arsenal who struck first. Sanchez grabbed his first of the match when he pounced on a poor backpass from Steve Cook and finished past Adam Federici to give Arsenal a 1-0. Bournemouth didn't take long to level the match and found their goal through Callum Wilson when the forward slotted home a penalty, the Cherries' first ever against Arsenal, after he was brought down by Nacho Monreal. The score remained deadlocked until the 53rd minute when Walcott headed home a cross from Monreal at the far post, while they doubled their lead through Sanchez to seal the victory in stoppage time. The Gunners remain in fourth with the victory, which puts them two points off Liverpool and Manchester City, but three off leaders Chelsea.
Source: NBC Sports
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 12:07:00 PM

Arsene Wenger still hasn't committed to Alexis starting at Old Trafford on Saturday but it seems likely that he will.

It is a frustrating situation for Arsenal supporters and fantasy managers alike. Sanchez played, and played well scoring a brace, for Chile in mid-week but Arsene Wenger has resisted the temptation to assume that his star forward is ready to go for the weekend. It seems likely, between his participation for Chile and the high profile nature of the match-up, that Sanchez will play but if you have any doubt you may want to look for a more certain option for fantasy purposes.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 04:45:00 PM

Alexis Sanchez shook off a hamstring injury to score a brace as hosts Chile beat Uruguay 3-1 in World Cup qualifying on Tuesday.

After missing Chile's qualifier on Thursday, there was worry in the Arsenal camp about his fitness for Week 12 at Old Trafford and beyond. The worries were at least somewhat mitigated as Sanchez not only played but starred against Uruguay. His brace was the difference and Arsene Wenger will hope his star is ready come Saturday.
Tue, Nov 15, 2016 10:46:00 PM

Alexis will be available to Chile for their qualifier against Uruguay on Tuesday after missing the match against Colombia on Thursday with a minor injury.

Whether Arsene Wenger agrees with the Juan Antonio Pizzi's assessment of Alexis' fitness remains to be seen. The Arsenal talisman has a reputation for pushing the boundaries of his health to the breaking point. With a huge match with Manchester United looming on the weekend, the Gunners will have a massive decision to make in regards to their best attacking player. Should Sanchez make it through the qualifier healthy consider him likely to start against the Red Devils this weekend but not certain.
Mon, Nov 14, 2016 05:33:00 PM

The Chilean Football Federation have released a statement confirming Alexis Sanchez suffered a "low-grade muscular injury" in training.

Sanchez has been in scintillating form this season and the news will come as a hammer blow for Arsenal who face Manchester United in the early kick-off when the Premier league fixtures resume. Alexis will miss his countries World Cup qualifier against Colombia but will remain in Santiago "under treatment and evaluation [ahead of] the [match] with Uruguay." The news follows reports from Spanish outlet AS that Hector Bellerin was unable to complete training on Tuesday after arriving with ‘some niggles’. The full-back missed Arsenal’s Champions League group game in Bulgaria seven days ago after he ‘had a little incident in the last minute of training’ but Bellerin was passed fit for the north London derby in game week eleven. AS go on to say Bellerin is a ‘doubt’ for the Under-21 European Championship qualifier with Austria on Friday.
Source: Daily Mail
Tue, Nov 8, 2016 03:21:00 PM

Arsenal could face some time with Alexis Sanchez out injured after reports from Chile indicated that he might miss at least one of the upcoming international fixtures with a calf issue.

It was exactly what Arsene Wenger didn't want to hear over the international break. Arsenal star attacker has reportedly been hit with a calf injury. The reports are hardly definitive but preliminary indications are that he will miss out on Thursday's match against Colombia. The fact that he hasn't been ruled out of the second international fixture of this break, against Uruguay, means that the injury might be meaningless in the context of Arsenal's season but when have the Gunners ever been that fortunate with injuries?
Tue, Nov 8, 2016 03:21:00 PM

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).
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 02:58:00 PM

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.
Sat, Sep 17, 2016 01:24:00 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.
Thu, Sep 15, 2016 05:17:00 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.
Fri, Aug 26, 2016 05:02:00 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.
Tue, Aug 2, 2016 06:08:00 PM