Fan obsessed with Alexis Sanchez is arrested and released in Chile

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'Alexis Sanchez' has been arrested by Police in Chile, though he is not actually the Arsenal star, it is a man named Daniel Brizuela who has become infamous in the country's capital, Santiago.

Spanish newspaper El Mundo Deportivo is running with a story that claims media in Chile are reporting the arrest of the 21-year-old, who has become famous for styling himself on the player who left Barcelona for the Gunners in a £35million deal this summer.

Police in Santiago, the PDI, had two warrants out for the arrest of Brizuela and he was picked up following a traffic stop. However, they were forced to release him when a local judge ruled that procedure in processing the warrants had been breached.

Brizuela has been arrested multiple times for charges ranging from armed robbery to burglary, but became infamous in Chile because of his obsession with the nation's leading football star. He has reportedly been spotted dressing in a Barcelona shirt with 'Alexis' and the number nine on the back.

In a report from Chilean television channel, Brizuela was shown being arrested while wearing an Arsenal kit. He also cuts his hair like the Gunners new superstar, though he is not exactly a doppelgänger for his hero - you can watch the Chilevision report with him in his Arsenal kit here.

Sanchez has been in sensational form since his summer switch to the Emirates Stadium, already making himself indispensable to Arsene Wenger by becoming the club's leading goalscorer so far this season.

Arsenal's manager is under severe pressure at the moment because of the club's stuttering form so far this season, but the Frenchman deserves praise for securing the signing of the 25-year-old and integrating him into the team so quickly - 14 goals in 22 matches in all competitions is a decent return.

Time Off

However, he will not be adding to that tally on Tuesday night in the Champions League clash away at Galatasaray. Wenger has given him a well-deserved rest and Sanchez will get a couple of days off ahead of the Arsenal's must-win meeting with Newcastle United in the Premier League on Saturday.

Alan Pardew's men will be buoyant after they managed to inflict Chelsea's first defeat of the season at St James' Park, by beating Jose Mourinho's team 2-1 in last Saturday's early kick-off. They ail gain extra confidence for the trip to north London by the Gunners' shambolic 3-2 defeat at Stoke City last weekend.

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