ALEXIS SANCHEZ

  • Arsenal return to FA Cup final with 2-1 win over Reading 1 week ago

    London: Alexis Sanchez sent Arsenal back into the FA Cup final, scoring his second goal of the semifinal in extra time Saturday to secure a 2-1 win over Reading at Wembley. Sanchez decided the game for the defending champions in the 105th minute thanks to a goalkeeping blunder, as he cut...
  • Hazard, Costa, De Gea in running for player of year April 16, 2015

    London: Eden Hazard and Diego Costa have been included on a six-man shortlist for the player of the year in England after helping Chelsea win the League Cup and move to the brink of reclaiming the Premier League. England striker Harry Kane is also on the shortlist as a reward for...
  • Arsenal overwhelm listless Liverpool with 4-1 league win April 4, 2015

    London: Arsenal produced a three-goal burst in eight minutes on Saturday to beat Liverpool 4-1, making Champions League qualification look increasingly likely for the London club and keeping their faint title hopes alive. The gulf between the sides was exposed in a commanding first-half by Arsenal which ended with Hector Bellerin,...
  • Arsenal beat struggling Queens Park Rangers 2-1 to stay 3rd in EPL March 5, 2015

    London: Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sanchez guided Arsenal to a 2-1 victory at Premier League struggler Queens Park Rangers on Wednesday. Giroud's fifth goal in as many games came in the 64th minute before Sanchez ended a seven-game drought. "It's good because when you don't score for seven or eight games it...
  • Alexis Sanchez returns as Arsenal aim to bounce back from Spurs defeat February 9, 2015

    London: Chile striker Alexis Sanchez will be back in the Arsenal squad for Tuesday's Premier League game against bottom club Leicester City as Arsene Wenger's team look to bounce back immediately from their derby defeat by Tottenham Hotspur. Sanchez, who has scored 18 goals in all competitions this season, missed the...
  • Value for money Alexis Sanchez could persuade Arsene Wenger to spend big January 17, 2015

    London: Alexis Sanchez's scintillating form since arriving in the Premier League could give frugal Arsene Wenger belief that Arsenal can find value for money during the January transfer window. The Chilean forward has been fifth-placed Arsenal's talisman this campaign, scoring 18 goals in all competitions and having a hand in many...
  • Alexis Sanchez nets twice as Arsenal beat Stoke 3-0, go 5th in EPL January 11, 2015

    London: Alexis Sanchez scored twice after creating the opener on Sunday as Arsenal eased to a 3-0 victory over Stoke and moved up to fifth in the Premier League. Sanchez's cross was headed in by Laurent Koscielny inside six minutes, and the Chile forward was on target in the 33rd minute...
  • Theo Walcott back and happy alongside 'special' Alexis Sanchez January 5, 2015

    Theo Walcott was thrilled to be back in business for Arsenal in their FA Cup third round win on Sunday as he declared his delight at playing alongside "special player" Alexis Sanchez. Walcott played 76 minutes of Arsenal's 2-0 victory over Hull City at the Emirates Stadium, enjoying his first start...
  • EPL: Alexis Sanchez inspires Arsenal to 2-1 win over QPR December 27, 2014

    London: Alexis Sanchez scored one goal and set up another to make up for a moment of madness from team-mate Olivier Giroud and help Arsenal beat Queens Park Rangers 2-1 in the Premier League on Friday. Sanchez had a penalty saved in the ninth minute at the Emirates Stadium but responded...
  • Arsenal suit me better than Barcelona: Alexis Sanchez December 6, 2014

    London: Alexis Sanchez's ability to adapt to English football has been praised by his manager Arsene Wenger but the Chilean has admitted that he believes the Premier League is more suited to his style of play than La Liga. The 25-year-old Sanchez joined Arsenal last summer in a 30 million euros...
  • Alexis Sanchez in red zone but Arsenal cannot do without him December 5, 2014

    With a hectic Christmas fixture list looming, Arsenal manager faces a dilemma over prize asset Alexis Sanchez. The Chilean forward, a marquee summer signing from Barcelona, has been a shining light during Arsenal's disappointing start to the season, scoring 14 goals in 22 appearances for the north London club. Loathed to rest...
  • Arsene Wenger purring about Arsenal hot-shot Alexis Sanchez December 4, 2014

    London: Not since the days of Thierry Henry have Arsenal fans had a striker to really purr about but Alexis Sanchez is making quite an impression after a promising start to his career in north London. Sanchez, who signed from Barcelona for around 35 million pounds ($54.78 million) in July, has...
  • Alexis Sanchez's late winner helps Arsenal beat Southampton 1-0 December 4, 2014

    Alexis Sanchez rescued Arsenal again by scoring in the 89th minute Wednesday to secure a 1-0 win over Southampton in the Premier League. Sanchez slotted into an empty net after Aaron Ramsey squared the ball across the goal, finally breaking down a Southampton side which had been kept in the game...
  • Champions League: Yaya Sanogo, Alexis Sanchez score as Arsenal beat Borussia Dortmund 2-0 November 27, 2014

    Yaya Sanogo ended his 15-month wait to score for Arsenal on Wednesday to help the London club beat Borussia Dortmund 2-0 and qualify for the Champions League knockout phase for the 15th successive season. The 21-year-old striker, who has floundered since joining from his native France, netted only two minutes into...
  • Champions League: Problems growing for Dortmund as they face Arsenal; Galatasaray take on Anderlecht November 26, 2014

    London: Struggling at home but excelling in the Champions League, Borussia Dortmund are headed to Arsenal on Wednesday. Dortmund, who have already qualified for the second round, will travel to London without forward Marco Reus, who is out with an ankle injury. Reus was hurt in the 2-2 draw with Paderborn...
  • Manchester United beat Arsenal 2-1 to climb into the top four November 23, 2014

    London: Manchester United benefited from an own goal and then a late strike by Wayne Rooney to beat Arsenal 2-1 on Saturday and climb into the top four in the Premier League. Kieran Gibbs' own goal came in the 56th minute when a pair of United crosses created panic in Arsenal's...
  • Gritty Swansea stun Arsenal 2-1 in Premier League November 9, 2014

    Swansea scored twice in less than three minutes to rally to a 2-1 victory over Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday, with substitute Bafetimbi Gomis grabbing the winner with one of his first touches. A listless game played in driving rain in south Wales was illuminated by Alexis Sanchez's close-range...
  • Champions League: Arsenal throw away three-goal lead to draw 3-3 against Anderlecht November 5, 2014

    A remarkable late collapse scuppered Arsenal's hopes of qualifying early for the Champions League last 16 as Aleksandar Mitrovic's 90th-minute goal earned Anderlecht a deserving 3-3 draw in Group D on Tuesday. A win would have ensured a place in the knockout rounds for the 15th season in succession and Arsenal...
  • Alexis Sanchez scores twice as Arsenal beat Burnley 3-0 November 1, 2014

    London: A second-half double from Alexis Sanchez and a first goal for Calum Chambers handed Arsenal a 3-0 victory over Burnley on Saturday in the Premier League. Burnley frustrated Arsenal for much of the game but Sanchez broke the deadlock on 70 minutes, heading Chambers' cross beyond goalkeeper Tom Heaton. Chambers then...
  • Arsene Wenger hails 'super' Sanchez after Chilean sinks Sunderland October 26, 2014

    Alexis Sanchez was presented with two of the easiest goals he will ever score but it did not stop Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger purring about his striker's "super quality" after the Chilean's match-winning double against Sunderland on Saturday. Sanchez cashed in on two dreadful mistakes from defender Wes Brown and goalkeeper...
  • Alexis Sanchez brace powers Arsenal to a 2-0 win over Sunderland October 25, 2014

    Arsenal won their first Premier League match in over a month on Saturday, beating Sunderland 2-0 with a brace from Alexis Sanchez after a pair of defensive errors. Sanchez scored in the 30th minute after a mistake from Sunderland center back Wes Brown, who scuffed an attempted back pass to goalkeeper...
  • Arsenal held 11 by newcomer Leicester City in EPL August 31, 2014

    England: Arsenal were frustrated by newcomer Leicester on Sunday, dropping points for the second time in three Premier League games in a 11 draw. Alexis Sanchez followed up his first Champions League goal for Arsenal on Wednesday with his first domestic strike in the 20th minute in central England. But Leonardo Ulloa...
  • Champions League: Athletic Bilbao oust shambolic Napoli, Arsenal qualify again August 28, 2014

    Athletic Bilbao took advantage of shambolic defending to beat Napoli 31 on Wednesday and reach the Champions League group stage for the first time in 16 years, leaving the Italians counting the cost of their premature exit. Arsenal qualified for a 17th successive season with a nervy 10 win at home...
  • EPL: Arsenal sign Barcelona striker Alexis Sanchez July 11, 2014

    Arsenal signalled their attacking intent for the looming Premier League season by completing the signing of Chile striker Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona on Thursday. No fee was disclosed but Arsenal are believed to have paid in the region of 35 million pounds ($59.56 million) for the 25yearold Chile international who...
  • Liverpool eyeing Alexis Sanchez to replace Luis Suarez July 7, 2014

    Madrid: English football club Liverpool are eyeing Barcelona striker Alexis Sanchez as a good alternative to replace Uruguay's Luis Suarez, who will move to Barcelona. According to AS newspaper, this issue has become even more apparent following the news that Barca and Liverpool have reached a deal for Luis Suarez to...
  • Future of Xavi and Alexis Sanchez uncertain at Barcelona July 1, 2014

    Barcelona's sports director says the future of veteran midfielder Xavi Hernandez and forward Alexis Sanchez is uncertain as the Spanish club overhauls its squad. Andoni Zubizarreta says the club will speak with Xavi after his summer holidays to decide "what is best for him and for Barca." Zubizarreta also says the club...
  • World Cup 2014: Cesar saves Brazil, the hosts beat Chile on penalties June 28, 2014

    Belo Horizonte: Julio Cesar was the unlikely hero as hosts Brazil sneaked into the quarterfinals after a 32 penalty shootout win over Chile in the first FIFA World Cup knockout match at the Estadio Mineirao here Saturday. The two teams were tied 11 after regular time and failed to find the...
  • World Cup 2014: Alexis Sanchez shines as Chile sink Australia 31 June 14, 2014

    Cuiaba: Alexis Sanchez produced a dynamic performance to lead Chile to a 31 win over Australia in the World Cup on Friday, scoring one goal and setting up another for one of the dangerous outsiders in the tournament. Chile threatened to run away with the game in muggy Cuiaba when Sanchez...
  • As it happened: Football World Cup 2014, Chile vs Australia June 14, 2014

    If Australia's World Cup warmup against Ecuador in London in March is anything to go by, their opening Group B clash with Chile at the Pantanal Arena could be a thriller. Australia, who took a shock threegoal lead against the Ecuadoreans before being overrun in the second half and losing 43,...
  • Atletico win their 10th La Liga title after holding Barcelona to a 11 draw May 17, 2014

    Barcelona: Atletico Madrid rallied for a thrilling 11 tie at Barcelona on Saturday to secure their first Spanish league title in 18 years. Atletico lost Diego Costa and Arda Turan to injury in the first 22 minutes, and Barcelona seized control at the Camp Nou in the 34th minute on...