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Alexis Alejandro Sanchez | Forward

Team: Arsenal
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/19/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'7" / 154

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Alexis Sanchez provided a beautiful ball for Mesut Ozil's opener but he left the match with a hamstring injury and Arsenal drew at Carrow Road.
It was a disappointing match on many levels for Arsenal supporters after dropping two points they would have expected to pick up and losing two additional starters with Alexis and Laurent Koscielny both leaving early with what look like multi-week injuries. Sanchez started brightly with a great interception and pass to set up Mesut Ozil's goal in the first half. It went downhill after that with Koscielny going out with what looked like a hip injury, Norwich scoring and then Sanchez going out. Nov 29 - 1:13 PM

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The Chilean forward had a hamstring concern in midweek but looks set to play as Arsenal face Norwich City in Week 14 action.

Supporters will certainly be torn between needing a win over the Canaries and wanting Sanchez to get a rest so that he doesn't pick up a significant injury. Sanchez eased some worries with two goals and an assist against Zagreb in mid-week after weeks of sub-par attacking output. Still, he is the runaway Premier League leader in terms of minutes played between club and country so he could use a rest.
Source: BBC Sport
Nov 27 - 1:57 PM

Alexis Sanchez continues to be the main focus of Arsenal attention after Arsene Wenger alluded to the fact that his Chilean winger would be checked on Thursday having felt a slight problem in his hamstring.

However, having spoken to the club and more specifically, the medical team I’m assured that Sanchez along with Joel Campbell [calf] are perfectly fine. Both had been feeling a little tightness and [very minor] discomfort, but the pair have trained as normal and will be available for the trip to Carrow Road barring any setbacks. Wenger expects to name the same squad which confidently despatched Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League with the possibility of adding Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to the group after he returned to full training. Olivier Giroud [ankle] and Hector Bellerin [groin] are also available after they were withdrawn as a precaution on Tuesday with the game already won.
Nov 26 - 11:25 AM

Alexis Sanchez continued to pile up the minutes as he played all of both matches for Chile in South American World Cup qualifying over the international "break".

The Chilean attacker has been slumping at Arsenal since Arsene Wenger declared that he was pushing "into the red" again. There have been suggestions that he doesn't link up particularly well with Olivier Giroud and is only at his best when Theo Walcott is playing as Arsenal's center forward but there is also a fairly straight forward school of thought that Sanchez is just in dire need of a week or two off to recharge. Wenger has hinted at resting his talisman before without actually doing it but as Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Aaron Ramsey return to health you have to expect that Sanchez is going to be rotated at least once.
Nov 18 - 10:04 AM

Alexis Sanchez will be given a mid-season break to stop the Chilean winger from suffering burnout.

The Arsenal forward has been in sensational form over the past month having started the season slowly. Sanchez returned late from this summers’ Copa America tournament and Arsene Wenger is said to be concerned that his prize asset is at increased risk of injury due to fatigue. Despite their recent ‘injury crisis’ the Arsenal treatment room is now beginning to clear – Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Hector Bellerin should be available for the trip to West Brom in game week thirteen while Aaron Ramsey and Theo Walcott won’t be too far behind. Tomas Rosicky has also started training outside again and the 35-year-old should return in the New Year along with Danny Welbeck and Jack Wilshere.
Source: Daily Mirror
Nov 12 - 5:56 AM

Aaron Ramsey joins the likes of Wilshere, Welbeck and Rosicky in the treatment room while Wenger has hinted that Alexis Sanchez could be rested for the visit of Everton as the rigours of the past few weeks begin to take their toll on the Chilean winger.

Arsenal defied the odds to keep their Champions League hopes alive with a win over Bayern Munich at The Emirates on Tuesday, but the victory was marred by the loss of Aaron Ramsey to a hamstring strain. Post-match Wenger delivered an update confirming the Welshman would not feature this weekend. "He told me that it’s quite a tough one with his hamstring. He’s out, yes." The boss also confirmed that Sanchez "Looked a bit jaded physically. He still pushes himself so much but he finished exhausted – the two games with Chile, plus the travelling, plus Watford, plus tonight, it’s too much," implying that he may consider resting the in-form winger on Saturday.
Source: London 24
Oct 21 - 5:03 AM

Arsenal expect Alexis Sanchez to feature for Chile during the Premier League break despite picking up a muscular problem in Sundays’ demolition of Manchester United at The Emirates.

Sanchez was superb again earning himself successive man-of–the match awards after his 2-goal haul helped Arsenal to a memorable win over their local rivals. Only ten days ago Wenger admitted that he had brought Sanchez back too early following his involvement in the Copa America when fielding questions about the wingers’ lack of early season form. But the 26 year-old has since responded in style. Sanchez grabbed his first PL hat-trick at the King Power in game week eight and followed it up with another match winning performance. However, concerned supporters watched on as Sanchez signalled to the bench late in the game against United indicating a groin issue. Post-match Wenger revealed "He has a little problem," but initial reports suggest that Sanchez will still play in the upcoming internationals against Brazil and Peru.
Oct 6 - 7:16 AM

The clubs put in seven goals over the course of a lively 5-2 Arsenal win at the King Power Stadium.

Alexis Sanchez was the star as he broke his goal-scoring drought with a hat trick against the previously unbeaten Foxes. He was joined on the score sheet by Theo Walcott and substitute Olivier Giroud. The Gunners allowed two Jamie Vardy goals but will be happy with the win after the debacle at Stamford Bridge last weekend.
Sep 26 - 2:05 PM

Arsene Wenger has indicated that Alexis Sanchez is "fit...working hard and ready for the weekend".

That should be all the encouragement that fantasy managers need to include Sanchez in their line-ups after a week where it was something of a surprise that he was even included on the bench. Sanchez has had two consecutive active summers between the World Cup and the Copa America and Arsene Wenger indicated that the Chilean would likely miss the first match of the season entirely and maybe the first two. Apparently the plan has changed as he came on as a sub in Week 1 and appears to be ready to reclaim his starting role in Week 2.
Aug 13 - 6:20 PM

Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Alexis Sanchez will not return to the club until 3rd August, 2015 and therefore the Chilean will miss the season opener when West Ham visit the Emirates.

Sanchez has been given additional time-off following his involvement in this summers’ Copa America and won’t be ready for at least 2/3 weeks. A place in the squad for the trip to Selhurst Park in GW2 is possible with last seasons’ Player of the Year returning to full action against Liverpool the following weekend. Wenger also confirmed that Danny Welbeck should be ready for the beginning of August with the forward expected to play in the Emirates Cup at the end of July. However the news regarding Tomas Rosicky was not so positive with the 34 year-old out for at least a month due to a knee injury.
Jul 14 - 10:19 AM

Argentina dropped it's second straight major tournament after advancing to the final match as the went down to Chile on penalties.

Argentina has a line-up filled with world superstars but for the second straight final they looked like less than the sum of their parts. Chile played well and took their penalties well with Arsenal talisman Sanchez getting the winner to send the host nation into delerium.
Jul 4 - 9:48 PM

Chile are sweating on the availability of Alexis Sanchez after tests revealed the Arsenal forward is suffering from muscle fatigue although coach Jorge Sampaoli remains hopeful his star player will be ready for Saturdays’ crucial Group A clash against Bolivia.

Chile need to avoid defeat to guarantee their progression to the knockout phase of the Copa America with Mexico facing Ecuador who sit bottom having lost both matches in this year’s tournament. The news comes just 24 hours after Arturo Vidal escaped serious injury following a car crash – the Juventus midfielder avoided jail but has been banned from driving for four months after he was found guilty of drink driving - his involvement this weekend is yet to be determined.
Jun 18 - 12:51 PM

Alexis Sanchez had a late goal ruled out for a questionable-at-best offsides call which prevented host Chile from beating Mexico in a thrilling Copa America group stage match.

Arturo Vidal, rumored from time-to-time to be joining Sanchez at Arsenal, scored a brace as Chile twice clawed back one goal deficits. The hosts took the lead in the 55th minute through a Vidal penalty only to see Mexican hero Matias Vuoso score his second of the match for the final tally. It really could have been 5-3 as Chile had two questionable offsides calls go against them after the score was evened at three. The group could still go just about any direction with Chile playing Bolivia in the final group stage match with both teams tied atop the group at four points and Mexico on two points playing bottom Ecuador who has yet to register a point.
Jun 16 - 9:25 AM

Alexis Sanchez racked up phantom points aplenty in Arsenal's late 1-0 loss to Swansea which bodes well for the Chilean heading into Arsenal's two-match week.

The Gunners have an extra match in Week 37 making up for the match against Sunderland missed due to the FA Cup. With a trip to Old Trafford the regularly scheduled match, fantasy managers will be forgiven for not getting TOO excited but players like Sanchez will be must-start players as a match with Sunderland would be enough to entice most managers. Anything gained from the United match will be a bonus.
May 14 - 9:08 AM

Alexis Sanchez scored two in the first half as Arsenal beat Hull City comfortably to draw even with Manchester City in second place with a match in hand.

Sanchez's first goal had a touch of luck to it as his free kick deflected off of Michael Dawson's head to wrong-foot Steve Harper. Sanchez watched as Santi Cazorla provided Arsenal's second goal as he fed Aaron Ramsey with a ball from deep that allowed the Welshman to turn neatly and loop a slightly deflected ball over the again-helpless Steve Harper. Sanchez capped off the first half with a smoothly taken goal from an Aaron Ramsey pass. Ramsey put the Chilean in and he rounded Harper to slot it into the open net. Arsenal gave up a Stephen Quinn headed goal in the 56th minute but closed it out for the 3-1 win.
May 4 - 4:51 PM