Alexis Sanchez

Position: Winger
Team: Barcelona
Born: December 19, 1988 (age 25)
Hometown: Tocopilla, Chile
Height: 5ft 6in
Nationality: Chilean
Manchester City's Spanish midfielder David Silva celebrates scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and Manchester City at St James' Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, north east England on August 17, 2014
Fantasy Football advice: Week 3
Sports Mole looks ahead to the third weekend of Premier League action from a fantasy football point of view.
13:59
Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal celebrates with team mate Santi Cazorla of Arsenal after scoring during the UEFA Champions League Qualifier 2nd leg match between Arsenal and Besiktas at the Emirates Stadium on August 27, 2014
Alexis Sanchez 'heads to London nightclub' after Arsenal victory
Alexis Sanchez is photographed leaving London nightclub Chinawhite after sending Arsenal into the group stage of the Champions League.
12:46
Besiktas' Croatian head coach Slaven Bilic waits for the begining of the UEFA Champions League play-off football match Besiktas vs Arsenal at Ataturk Olympic Stadium on August 19,2014
Slaven Bilic "proud" despite narrow Arsenal defeat
Slaven Bilic admits that he is "gutted" to have seen his Bekitas side lose out to Arsenal last night, but remains proud of his player's performance.
06:45
Besiktas's Ismail Koybasi fights for the ball with Arsenal's Jack Wilshere during their UEFA Champions League play-off first leg football match at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, on August 19, 2014
Jack Wilshere impressed by character shown against Besiktas
Jack Wilshere credits Arsenal for showing great character in their Champions League win over Besiktas.
02:24
Arsenal's French manager Arsene Wenger gestures during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and West Ham United at the Emirates Stadium in London on April 15, 2014
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger 'relieved' to reach group stage
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says that reaching the group stage of the Champions League is a "weight off his shoulders".
01:23
Arsenal's French striker Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Sunderland at The Emirates Stadium in north London on February 22, 2014
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger: 'Olivier Giroud unlikely to play again this year'
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger announces that the injured Olivier Giroud is unlikely to feature again for the Gunners this year.
00:25
Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal celebrates with team mate Santi Cazorla of Arsenal after scoring during the UEFA Champions League Qualifier 2nd leg match between Arsenal and Besiktas at the Emirates Stadium on August 27, 2014
Result: Alexis Sanchez sends 10-man Arsenal through
Ten-man Arsenal hold on to advance through to the group stages of the Champions League against Besiktas.
21:39
Arsenal's manager Arsene Wenger waits for the begining of the UEFA Champions League play-off football match Besiktas vs Arsenal at Ataturk Olympic Stadium on August 19, 2014
Arsene Wenger explains Alexis Sanchez and Laurent Koscielny inclusions
Arsene Wenger explains the thinking behind his team selection for the visit of Besiktas.
19:28
Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez leaps over Man City's Matija Nastasic during the Community Shield on August 10, 2014
Team News: Alexis Sanchez starts for Arsenal
Alexis Sanchez starts up front for Arsenal in their crucial Champions League qualifier with Besiktas at the Emirates.
19:12
Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal celebrates with team mate Santi Cazorla of Arsenal after scoring during the UEFA Champions League Qualifier 2nd leg match between Arsenal and Besiktas at the Emirates Stadium on August 27, 2014
Live Commentary: Arsenal 1-0 Besiktas - as it happened
Sports Mole brings you live coverage of the Champions League qualifier between Arsenal and Besiktas.
18:45
Besiktas's Ismail Koybasi fights for the ball with Arsenal's Jack Wilshere during their UEFA Champions League play-off first leg football match at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, on August 19, 2014
Preview: Arsenal vs. Besiktas
Sports Mole takes a closer look at the upcoming Champions League qualifier between Premier League side Arsenal and Besiktas at the Emirates Stadium.
Aug 25, 16:35
Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez leaps over Man City's Matija Nastasic during the Community Shield on August 10, 2014
Arsene Wenger: 'Alexis Sanchez is not physically ready'
Arsene Wenger admits that Alexis Sanchez is "not completely ready physically", but he is confident that the forward will soon find his best form for Arsenal.
Aug 23, 23:13
Former England manager Glenn Hoddle is interviewed for British televison ahead of the UEFA Champions League football match between Benfica and Chelsea at Estadio da Luz in Lisbon, on March 26, 2012
Glenn Hoddle: 'Arsenal need to strengthen squad'
Former England manager Glenn Hoddle says that Arsenal need to sign another holding midfield player before the transfer window slams shut on September 1.
Aug 23, 20:48
Mesut Ozil of Arsenal holds off Clint Dempsey of Fulham during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Fulham at Emirates Stadium on January 18, 2014
Team News: Mesut Ozil, Per Mertesacker return for Arsenal
German World Cup-winning duo Mesut Ozil and Per Mertesacker return for Arsenal in their Premier League match against Everton at Goodison Park this evening.
Aug 23, 17:04
Arsene Wenger watches on as Arsenal take on Man City during the Community Shield on August 10, 2014
Arsene Wenger open to adding defender, midfielder to his Arsenal squad
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger hints that he may try to sign a defensive midfielder and another defender before the transfer window closes on September 1.
Aug 21, 10:10
Besiktas' team players pose prior to the UEFA Champions League play-off football match Besiktas vs Arsenal at Ataturk Olympic Stadium on August 19, 2014
Team News: Olivier Giroud returns to Arsenal starting lineup
Olivier Giroud returns to the Arsenal starting lineup as one of two changes as the Gunners take on Besiktas in a Champions League qualifier.
Aug 19, 19:09
Eduardo Vargas celebrates scoring Chile's first goal against Spain on June 18, 2014.
Report: Arsenal close in on Eduardo Vargas loan
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger reportedly sanctions a season-long loan move for Napoli striker Eduardo Vargas.
Aug 18, 03:50
Olympiacos' Greek defender Kostas Manolas celebrates scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League Group C football match Olympiacos vs Benfica on November 5, 2013
Report: Kostas Manolas completes Arsenal medical
Kostas Manolas completes his Arsenal medical ahead of a proposed £8m move from Olympiacos, according to reports.
Aug 17, 04:42
Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal celebrates his goal with team mate Mikel Arteta during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Crystal Palace at Emirates Stadium on August 16, 2014
Match Analysis: Arsenal 2-1 Crystal Palace
Sports Mole dissects the action as Arsenal beat Crystal Palace 2-1 in their Premier League opener at the Emirates.
Aug 16, 20:12
Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal celebrates his goal with team mate Mikel Arteta during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Crystal Palace at Emirates Stadium on August 16, 2014
Result: Late Aaron Ramsey winner downs brave Crystal Palace
Aaron Ramsey hits a late winner as Arsenal come from behind to beat Crystal Palace 2-1 in their Premier League opener.
Aug 16, 19:25
Laurent Koscielny scores the equaliser for Arsenal against Crystal Palace on August 16, 2014
Half-Time Report: Laurent Koscielny cancels out Brede Hangeland opener
Laurent Koscielny heads a stoppage-time equaliser as Arsenal and Crystal Palace head into the break at the Emirates Stadium level at 1-1.
Aug 16, 18:19
Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez leaps over Man City's Matija Nastasic during the Community Shield on August 10, 2014
Team News: Arsenal new boys start against Crystal Palace
Arsene Wenger names new signings Alexis Sanchez, Calum Chambers and Mathieu Debuchy in Arsenal's first XI for the visit of Crystal Palace.
Aug 16, 16:51
Oleg Luzhny attempts to win possession from Kevin Campbell on November 18, 2000.
Kevin Campbell: 'Arsenal's problems haven't been addressed'
Former Gunner Kevin Campbell speaks out against Arsenal's transfers this summer, claiming that the squad still needs work.
Aug 16, 15:02
Manchester United's newly-appointed Dutch manager Louis van Gaal poses for pictures with retired English footballer Sir Bobby Charlton during a photocall at Old Trafford in Manchester, north-west England on July 17, 2014
Five key figures on Premier League opening day
Ahead of today's opening round of Premier League fixtures, Sports Mole takes a look at five men who could have a decisive say for their respective teams.
Aug 16, 12:06
Wojciech Szczesny of Arsenal celebrates after Olivier Giroud of Arsenal scores their first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on September 01, 2013
Wojciech Szczesny cools Arsenal title talk
Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny plays down talk of the Gunners winning the title this season.
Aug 16, 05:03
Arsenal's French manager Arsene Wenger gestures during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and West Ham United at the Emirates Stadium in London on April 15, 2014
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger refuses to rule out signing more players
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says that he is open to signing more players following the arrivals of Alexis Sanchez, Mathieu Debuchy, David Ospina and Calum Chambers.
Aug 15, 10:56
Tony Pulis manager of Crystal Palace gives instructions during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Crystal Palace at Emirates Stadium on February 2, 2014
Arsene Wenger 'surprised' by Tony Pulis's Crystal Palace exit
Arsene Wenger admits that he was 'surprised' to hear that Tony Pulis had left his role as Crystal Palace manager just two days before the start of the season.
Aug 15, 09:51
Arsene Wenger watches on as Arsenal take on Man City during the Community Shield on August 10, 2014
Arsene Wenger: 'Arsenal among favourites for Premier League title'
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes that his team are one of the favourites to win the Premier League title this season.
Aug 15, 09:36
Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez leaps over Man City's Matija Nastasic during the Community Shield on August 10, 2014
Preview: Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace
Sports Mole previews Arsenal's Premier League season opener against Crystal Palace at the Emirates as the Gunners look to build on their 2014 FA Cup triumph.
Aug 14, 20:50
John Terry of Chelsea celebrates as he scores their second goal with a header during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Southampton at Stamford Bridge on December 1, 2013
Fantasy Football advice: Week 1
Sports Mole's fantasy football advice returns with a closer look at the best players to pick and avoid for the opening weekend of the Premier League season.
Aug 13, 16:48
Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez leaps over Man City's Matija Nastasic during the Community Shield on August 10, 2014
Mikel Arteta predicts Alexis Sanchez success at Arsenal
Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta is fully confident that new signing Alexis Sanchez will be a success at the club.
Aug 12, 11:42
Olivier Giroud celebrates Arsenal's win over Man City in the Community Shield on August 10, 2014
Olivier Giroud targets Premier League title with Arsenal
Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud says that the club's main target is winning the Premier League this season following their fourth-place finish in the 2013-14 campaign.
Aug 12, 08:46
Olivier Giroud celebrates Arsenal's win over Man City in the Community Shield on August 10, 2014
Olivier Giroud talks up Alexis Sanchez
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud highlights what he feels new teammate Alexis Sanchez will bring to the club.
Aug 12, 02:19
Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez leaps over Man City's Matija Nastasic during the Community Shield on August 10, 2014
Arsene Wenger warns of "very exciting" Alexis Sanchez
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger claims that Alexis Sanchez will go on to produce "very exciting" things after cutting his teeth in English football.
Aug 11, 04:16
Aaron Ramsey in action for Arsenal during the Community Shield on August 10, 2014
Aaron Ramsey: 'Arsenal are on the up'
Aaron Ramsey says that Arsenal are "on the up" following their 3-0 win over Manchester City in the Community Shield.
Aug 10, 23:12
Malaga's Willy Caballero in action during a friendly match against Aston Villa on August 10, 2013
Team News: New signings feature at Wembley for Community Shield
A host of debutants start this afternoon's Community Shield between Manchester City and Arsenal at Wembley.
Aug 10, 14:11
Serge Gnabry #30 of Arsenal in action during the pre-season friendly match between Urawa Red Diamonds and Arsenal at Saitama Stadium on July 26, 2013
Premier League trio keen on Serge Gnabry?
Crystal Palace, Southampton and Newcastle United are reportedly keen to loan Arsenal midfielder Serge Gnabry this season.
Aug 10, 11:04
Juventus' midfielder Arturo Vidal celebrates after scoring during the Italian Serie A football match between Juventus and Inter Milan on February 2, 2014
Arturo Vidal's agent may squeeze in Old Trafford meeting after Community Shield
Arturo Vidal's agent will have to meet Manchester United officials today if the two parties are to avoid a last-minute transfer scramble over the Juventus midfielder.
Aug 10, 08:39
Barcelona's Alexis Sanchez celebrates after scoring his team's third goal against Levante during their Copa del Rey quarter-final match on January 29, 2014
Kieran Gibbs hails "animal" Alexis Sanchez
Kieran Gibbs heralds Arsenal teammate Alexis Sanchez as an "animal" ahead of the new Premier League season.
Aug 10, 04:03
Manchester City's French midfielder Samir Nasri celebrates scoring their second goal during the English FA Cup fifth round football match between Manchester City and Chelsea at The Etihad Stadium in Manchester, northwest England on February 15, 2014
Samir Nasri: 'Chelsea are our biggest threat'
Samir Nasri believes that Chelsea will be the most dangerous opponents for Manchester City in the Premier League title race this season.
Aug 9, 23:28
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