Alexis Sanchez sends aid to help those affected by the floods in Chile

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Alexis Sanchez's footballing journey has seen him reach astronomical heights at the top of European football, but the Arsenal star has never forgotten his roots.

Sanchez left South America as a teenager to pursue his dream of playing football, a journey that has taken him from the Stadio Friul to the Nou Camp and on to the Emirates.

However, in the wake of the recent torrential storms that have severely affected parts of Chile, the Arsenal winger has sent aid to the residents of Tocopilla, the most effected area.


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As reported by Marca, the 26-year-old has sent two lorries packed full of water, first-aid equipment and supplies to help the people in desperate need.

Fernando San Román, mayor of Tocopilla, confirmed the guesture, saying: "He hasn't forgotten about his land and that's why he wanted to be involved. He spoke to us in order to send aid to the people of Tocopilla. We initially discussed bottled water, some basic first-aid products and clothing among other things and it's already in the region."

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Sanchez has never forgotten about his homeland and returns to Chile as often as possible, maintaining regular contact with his family and friends.


Sanchez returned to the starting line-up for Arsenal against Crystal Palace, helping the Gunners to a 2-1 win, with his header causing Damien Delaney to turn the ball into his own net.

His presence was sorely missed on the opening day of the season as the Gunners fell to an embarrassing defeat to West Ham. Their build up play was lethargic and lacked penetration. If Arsenal are to be successful this season they will need Sanchez to be on top of his game.

The former Barcelona man was influential last season, and the North London club are not the same without their main man. 

He brings an extra dimension and another level of class to their starting line-up with his ability to turn the game on its head in an instance.

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