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Alexis Sánchez born 19 December 1988), also known as simply Alexis, is a Chilean professional footballer who plays as a forward for English club Arsenal and the Chilean national team.
After his debut season of first-team football with Cobreloa, Sánchez was signed by Italy’s Udinese in 2006. Following successful loans at Colo-Colo and River Plate, he began playing in Serie A. In 2011, he was signed by Barcelona for £25 million, becoming the most expensive transfer in Chilean football history. Sánchez signed for Arsenal in July 2014 for a fee reported to be £31.7 million, making him the third-most expensive signing in the club’s history after Mesut Özil and Granit Xhaka.
Sánchez, also nicknamed El Niño Maravilla and “Ardilla” has been a full international for Chile since 2006, and has earned 100 caps, making him the team’s second-most capped player of all time after goalkeeper Claudio Bravo. With 37 goals, he is La Roja’s joint highest top scorer of all time. He also played in two FIFA World Cups (2010 and 2014) as well as three Copa América tournaments, winning two of the latter
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Style of play
Sánchez is a quick, creative and hard-working player with an eye for goal, who is known in particular for his energy, skill and work-rate on the pitch.Although naturally right-footed, due to his ability with either foot, he is capable of playing anywhere along the front line, on either flank, or through the centre of the pitch: throughout his career, he has been deployed as a supporting striker, as a winger, as a false-9, and even as an attacking midfielder; he has recently also been used in a more advanced, central role, as a main striker. A talented forward, Sánchez is gifted with excellent technical ability, agility, flair and acceleration, which enables him to dribble past opponents with feints in one on one situations, create space, and either score goals himself or set-up his teammates. Being an accurate striker of the ball, he is also effective from set-pieces.