Alexis Sanchez films himself singing whilst driving

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Alexis Sanchez is facing a fine of up to £1,000 and could be disqualified from driving after he uploaded footage of him singing whilst driving to Arsenal training.

The Chile international was trying to give his fans a treat by uploading two separate videos of him singing what appears to be a popular South American song, but is clearly driving whilst also using his recording device.

That breaks UK laws and is likely to land him three points on his license as well as a fine of £100. However, the maximum penalty is a driving ban a fine of up to £1,000. That's a lot for you and me, but for a man who earns £130,000-a-week it's spare change.

Will they be taken down?

At the moment, the videos are still visible on his Instagram account but it would be no surprise if Arsenal's player liaison officer catches onto it after this morning's training session and gets him to take them down.

Whatever happens, this episode is unlikely to distract Sanchez from the massive task facing him on Wednesday evening, the first leg of Arsenal's round of 16 Champions League tie against AS Monaco.

No distractions

Sanchez is expected to be at his very best for the visit of Arsene Wenger's former club with the Gunners hoping to build an unassailable lead ahead of the return leg in the south of France. Arsenal are favourites going into the match, but the form of Sanchez will be crucial.

The £35 million summer arrival from Barcelona has been the most influential player at Arsenal this season, scoring 18 goals in all competitions and assisting a further ten. However, he has failed to score in any of his last five appearances for the Gunners and needs to find that scoring touch ahead of a tough title run in.

Running on fumes

The worry for some is that Wenger has overused Sanchez in the first half of the season and is now suffering from burnout. The Chilean has struggled with niggling injuries; one of which kept him out of the crucial north London derby earlier this month, which Arsenal went on to lose 2-1.

He played 90 minutes against Crystal Palace but failed to make the difference in a close encounter. Hopefully the big occasion of the Champions League will inspire to get back to his best.

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