Alexis Sanchez led Chile to a memorable Copa America victory against Bolivia last night, with the stand-out moment being a diving header that was his 26th in international football.
Eventually Chile ran out comfortable 5-0 winners courtesy of goals from Sanchez, Charles Aranguiz (2), Gary Medel and an own goal from Ronald Raldes, but it was the Arsenal man’s header to put his nation 2-0 up that proved to be the most eye-catching moment (watch the video at the bottom of the article).
The complete player?
Known for his surging runs forward and his ability to find the back of the net, Sanchez is fast making a name for himself as one of the most complete attacking midfielders in football. His impressive showings for Chile - he was also in great form during last summer’s World Cup - have only served to enhance his reputation.
Meanwhile on the club scene he’s been busy tearing up the Premier League for the better part of the past 12 months, having effortlessly settling into the English game and finished as Arsenal's top goalscorer this season just gone.
He might not be in the same ballpark as the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, but there can be no doubting the fact that Sanchez is a player who appears to be adept in virtually every department.
Quick, clinical in front of goal and above all else a tireless worker for the team, moments such as the one he produced against Bolivia are becoming an increasingly familiar sight - see his FA Cup final strike - but can he lead Arsenal to Premier League glory next season?
Arsenal fans, is Sanchez good enough to take you to the title? Let us know in the comments box below.
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