Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed that he attempted to call Alexis Sanchez after the forward helped Chile lift the Copa America last week, but had to settle for a few text messages.
Arsène says: “I couldn’t get through! But we sent each other text messages and I’m very happy for him” #AskWenger
— Emirates Airline (@emirates) July 8, 2015
The boss was answering questions on Emirates Airline’s official Twitter account which he conducts annually when the squad return for pre-season training.
Wenger stated that he and Alexis exchanged a few messages, something every fan wants to hear with the boss and our star man sharing a strong relationship.
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Wenger is universally known for his man-management skills, with a number of players over the years alluding to their special relationship with the Frenchman.
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Alexis scored the winning penalty in Chile’s penalty shootout victory over Argentina with a cheeky effort, chipping the ball down the centre of the goal with Sergio Romero sent the wrong way.
A well-deserved rest remains in store for the Chilean, which is imperative for him if we’re to see Alexis repeat the levels he showed in his debut campaign.