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Birthdate:  December 19, 1988    Birthplace:  Tocopilla, Chile    Nationality:  Chile    Height:  5' 7"    Weight:  137 lbs    

October 1, 2014    Alexis Sanchez News

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Sanchez scored a first half goal in Wednesday 4-1 win over Galatasaray.

Sanchez curled the ball home after receiving Mesut Özil's pass in the 41st minute for Arsenal's third goal of the night. The goal was Sanchez's second in this year's tournament and coincidentally the second goal against Turkish opposition after one against Besiktas in the qualifying round.

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Alexis Sanchez: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

September 20, 2014

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Sanchez was initially in Arsenal's starting XI for Saturday's Premier League match against Aston Villa, but he was replaced by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain before kickoff. Manager Arsene Wenger confirmed after the match that Sanchez was simply being rested and that he was "completely available."

While it's good news that there was no injury, fantasy owners were surely steaming after the late change. Arsenal will face Southampton in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday, a match Sanchez will probably rest for as well. If that's the case, his next opportunity to play comes next Saturday against Tottenham.

September 14, 2014

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Sanchez scored in the 74th minute of Arsenal's 2-2 draw with Manchester City on Saturday.

Sanchez is really starting to heat up for Arsenal, as he now has three goals in his last three club matches, including two in Premier League play. He'll look to continue his excellent play Tuesday against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League.

August 27, 2014

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Sanchez scored the winning goal in Arsenal's 1-0 win over Besiktas on Wednesday.

The goal, scored during first half stoppage time, helped the Gunners qualify for the Champions League group stages. Sanchez is locked into a crucial role with Arsenal, and will be counted on even more now that Olivier Giroud (leg) has been ruled out long term. The Gunners will be away to Leicester City this weekend.

August 16, 2014

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Alexis' free kick in first-half stoppage time was headed home by Laurent Koscielny during Arsenal's 2-1 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Alexis got the start in his first Premier League match for the Gunners after coming over from La Liga side Barcelona this summer. He has the ability to be one of the more dominant midfielders in fantasy Premier League this season, and he'll get a chance to partner with Mesut Ozil next weekend in a huge match against Everton at Goodison Park.

July 28, 2014

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Sanchez is expected to report to training on Tuesday, but will likely not take part in Arsenal's tour of Austria as he works with fitness coaches and finalizes his visa, reports the Daily Mail.

Despite starting his time with the club relatively alone, Arsenal's new striker may make his first appearance for the club against Benfica on Saturday once all of his working papers are in order.

July 11, 2014

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Sanchez was introduced as the newest Gunner on Thursday, agreeing to terms on a four-year, £30 million contract, The Telegraph reports. Sanchez made a total of 88 appearances for Barcelona, his previous club, scoring 39 goals during three seasons in Spain.

Sanchez is very much in his prime at age 25, and he's the most gifted offensive player at the Emirates since Robin van Persie departed two years ago. Expectations will be high for Sanchez in his Premier League debut, and they should be.

July 7, 2014

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Barcelona and Arsenal have agreed to a transfer fee for Sanchez in principle, but Barcelona is waiting to see if Juventus will match the offer, reports the Daily Mail.

Sanchez indicated earlier that he did not want to join Liverpool, and the team went ahead and agreed to a potential transfer with Arsenal. The London club may land the striker if Juventus is unwilling to match the offer.