Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez has returned to London Colney for training following an extended break due to his summer excursions with Chile.
Alexis played a major part in Chile’s Copa America success, as they clinched their first major trophy in the nation’s footballing history – which rather fittingly came on home soil.
The 26-year-old netted the winning penalty in the shootout victory against Argentina, opting to chip keeper Sergio Romero despite the high-pressure occasion.
After a gruelling 12 months of football for both club country, Arsene Wenger gave Alexis over a month off.
Alexis netted 25 goals in all competitions last season as he took the Premier League by storm and we will definitely need him to repeat that feat this term if we’re to sustain a title challenge.
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With reports suggesting that our £35million man from Barcelona (via BBC Sport) had experienced some visa issues, according to James Olley from The Evening Standard, it seems as though those obstacles have been ironed out and Alexis is raring to go.
Alexis Sanchez stayed in Paris last night after picking up a new visa. No issues. Expected to begin full training at Colney tomorrow. #afc
— James Olley (@JamesOlley) August 4, 2015
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