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Alexis Sanchez

26-Year-Old Forward     Arsenal  Premier


STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Coach's Decision    EST. RETURN:  8/16/2015
Birthdate:  December 19, 1988    Birthplace:  Tocopilla, Chile
Nationality:  Chile    Height:  5' 7"    Weight:  137 lbs    

July 24, 2015    Alexis Sanchez News

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Sanchez will return to training with Arsenal on Aug. 3, manager Arsene Wenger said Friday.

Sanchez was given additional time off because he was with Chile for their Copa America victory, giving him little offseason to rest before preseason begins. Due to his delayed schedule, he will miss the Community Shield match against Chelsea on Aug. 2, and is likely to miss the Premier League opener Aug. 9 against West Ham, making it possible he'll debut Aug. 16 against Crystal Palace.

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

July 14, 2015

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Alexis will not play in the Community Shield against Chelsea or the Premier League opener, which comes Aug. 8 against West Ham, manager Arsene Wenger confirmed Tuesday.

Alexis spent most of his summer helping Chile win their first Copa America, and he won't return to training with Arsenal until Aug. 3, which isn't enough time to get him fit for the opener. However, Wenger intimated that Sanchez could be back quickly thereafter, making it possible to debut Aug. 16 against Crystal Palace.

July 7, 2015

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Sanchez is unlikely to play in the Community Shied against Chelsea on Aug. 2, as he will get at least three weeks off before beginning preseason training, the Daily Telegraph reports.

Sanchez helped Chile win the Copa America, and he is not due to begin training with Arsenal until July 27, which is less than a week before the Community Shield. Given his busy summer, it's also possible he could miss a few early Premier League matches as he rebuilds his match fitness.

June 4, 2015

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Sanchez enjoyed a terrific start to his Arsenal career as he racked up 24 goals and nine assists in all competitions this season.

Players often struggle to adjust to the English style of play, but Sanchez thrived because of his skill, tireless work ethic and athleticism. The Chilean should already be considered one of the top players in the Premier League and will surely have another productive season in 2015-16.

April 4, 2015

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Alexis had a goal and an assist during Arsenal's 4-1 rout of Liverpool on Saturday. He also added one tackle, four interceptions, three key passes, four successful dribbles and three crosses.

Alexis has been playing well of late, but he's finally had a dominant performance against a quality side. His goal was his first since March 4 against QPR and his last assist before Sunday's came back on Jan. 11 against Stoke. Alexis now has 14 goals and eight assists in 28 Premier League appearances this season.

March 27, 2015

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Sanchez played 45 minutes in Chile's loss to Iran as a second-half substitute.

Chile were already down a goal when the Arsenal man came onto the field, but went down a second goal very early in the second half. Despite dominating position Chile was unable to score and lost the match.

March 5, 2015

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Alexis snuck in a 69th minute goal to clinch Arsenal's 2-1 victory over Queens Park Rangers on Wednesday.

Alexis finished Wednesday's match with five shot attempts (three on target), but his goal came from perhaps his most improbable effort at scoring. After finding room near the touchline on the left edge of QPR's penalty box, the Chilean rifled a close range shot that inched between opposing goalkeeper Robert Green and his near post. That piece of skill ended Alexis' seven-game scoreless streak across all competitions, while giving him 13 goals thus far in his young Premier League career.

February 19, 2015

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Sanchez played 71 minutes during Arsenal's FA Cup match against Middlesboro on Sunday, and manager Arsene Wenger did not mention him as an injury concern during Thursday's press conference, which implies he's fit for Saturday's match against Crystal Palace.

There was an expectation that Sanchez would sit the FA Cup match out in order to let him rest a few niggling injuries, but there he was in the starting XI and playing most of the match. With Danny Welbeck and Theo Walcott fit, Wenger has plenty of support if he wants to give Sanchez a rest here and there.