Alexis Sanchez’s shocking international break
Chile and Arsenal superstar Alexis Sanchez had a shocking international break. Both on a personal level and for his national team.
It started with Alexis Sanchez failing to secure a Transfer Deadline Day move to Manchester City.
Ostensibly because Arsenal could not line up a replacement, despite a huge bid for Monaco’s Thomas Lemar.
Last Thursday, before the Manchester City move fell through, Sanchez reportedly told his Chile team mates that he was leaving Arsenal.
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Instead, Alexis was forced to stay at Arsenal and then produced a poor performance as Chile lost at home to Paraguay 3-0.
On Tuesday, Chile’s miserable World Cup qualification campaign took another turn for the worse, as they lost 1-0 to Bolivia.
Chile are now in serious danger of missing the World Cup in Russia next summer. They are currently in sixth place in World Cup qualifying and that position would see them fail to qualify.
Alexis Sanchez gets active on Instagram
Since the Chile defeat in Bolivia, Alexis Sanchez has been active on Instagram.
The Arsenal star has posted a long message explaining how he “tired of crying”.
And, on his return to London, Sanchez has posted a more positive message about what looks like his final season at Arsenal.
Chile fans demand Alexis Sanchez splits from girlfriend Mayte Rodriguez
To add to Alexis Sanchez’s current woes, even Chile fans are beginning to turn on the Arsenal attacker following some poor performances for the national team.
It would appear that some Chile fans have forgotten how Sanchez played a key role in securing two Copa Americas on the bounce. This for an international side that had never won a major international trophy before.
Chile fans are planning protests and marches regarding Alexis Sanchez’s new girlfriend Mayte Rodriguez.
It should be noted that we have seen these Chile protests bring very few people to the streets. Previously they were unhappy with Alexis Sanchez simply playing for Arsenal.
— Arsènic™ (@MrArsenicTM) September 5, 2017
They are demanding he breaks up with his girlfriend Mayte Rodriguez, blaming her for Alexis being “fatter” and “distracted”.
Sanchez and Rodriguez have been dating since July. Rodriguez is a famous Chilean actress.
Mayte Rodriguez on Instagram