Alexis Sanchez has been nothing short of phenomenal since his Arsenal arrival, and has dragged us over the line on a number of occasions. He’s known for his heroics off the field as well however, with his most recent act of altruism to send aid to his flooded home town of Tocopilla, as reported by the Metro.
The Chilean is extremely loyal to his home nation and town of birth, and shows it whenever possible. The report claims he has sent two lorries full of water and supplies to Tocopilla, with the 26-year-old looking to help the flooded region wherever possible.
Check out the image below from Alexis’ official Instagram page:
Aquí di mis primeros pasos .. Aquí aprendí a jugar al fútbol.. de aquí es mi gente y mi familia, que me vieron crecer … gracias a donde me crié , ahora soy quien soy . alexis Sánchez ..gracias Tocopilla Vamos a salir otra vez adelante como lo hicimos en el terremoto del 2007 … Espero que nos escuchen todos los chilenos y la gente que está encargada de solucionar estos problemas que son de la naturaleza … Fuerza Tocopilla y todo el norte de Chile ..
Tocopilla mayor Fernando San Roman confirmed the work our star forward had done, revealing how important his support had been.
“He hasn’t forgotten about his land and that’s why he wanted to be involved,” he said.
“He spoke to us in order to send aid to the people of Tocopilla.
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“We initially discussed bottled water, some basic first-aid products and clothing among other things and it’s already in the region.”
It makes you proud to have players like Alexis at Arsenal, and the fact that he’s such a truly fantastic guy makes us love him all the more.
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Hopefully he contributes just as much, if not more, on the pitch as well this season. He was hugely important to any and all success we had last season, and we saw the impact he had on his return against Crystal Palace.