Alexis Sanchez shakes off injury, scores twice in Chile’s big win

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Everyone knows Alexis Sanchez is a machine. Why were you worried, Arsenal fans?

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After injuring his hamstring last week in training, Sanchez stayed with the Chilean national team despite missing their qualifier against Colombia. That angered Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger but obviously Sanchez’s injury wasn’t as bad as first feared.

That’s because the 27-year-old, who is Arsenal’s top goalscorer this season, scored two crucial goals in the second half as Chile beat Uruguay 3-1 as the South American champs got their World Cup qualifying campaign back on track.

Click play on the videos below to see Sanchez in action, as ahead of Arsenal’s trip to Manchester United this Saturday (Watch live, 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com) he looks in fine fettle.

Still, that long flight back to London and just 24 hours of rest before facing United may leave him as a slight doubt to start for the Gunners at Old Trafford.


His first goal was a powerful strike:

Sanchez grabbed a second in fine fashion: