Alexis Sanchez has fallen out of the limelight at Arsenal in recent weeks having failed to score in each of his last seven games. However, he remains a megastar in his native Chile and returned home to give an exclusive interview with Fox Sport.
The majority of the interview was taken up by questions regarding his rise to the top of world football, starting in a tiny town in Chile, culminating with signing a £130,000-a-week deal with the Gunners.
He also talked about the disappointment of failing to perform in the Champions League defeat to Monaco, which Arsenal went onto loss 3-1. But it appears his biggest frustration at Arsenal has been the regimented training regime.
"I want to train more than necessary, but he would not let me"
His biggest frustration
Sanchez, who has won plaudits across the Premier League for his tireless work rate, says Arsene Wenger regularly tells him to stop trying so hard and even prevents him from doing so.
As translated by Sport Witness, Sanchez said: "I want to train more than necessary, but he would not let me."
Tireless work rate
Wenger has himself revealed that he has had to tell Sanchez to calm down or risking burning out as the season moves into its business end. Having failed to score in each of his last seven games, there are suggestions that the former Barcelona star has already peaked.
The Arsenal boss told reporters after a 2-1 win over Leicester City: "I'm not sure he was free in his head to sprint as he used to. I don't know if it was down to the kick he got on his knee, but he was not himself.