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Alexis Sanchez Arsenal star back in training

Alexis Sanchez has resumed training with Arsenal after an extended holiday because of national team duties

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This is the news all Arsenal fans have been waiting for.

The Chilean was given an extended break  due to national team duties as he was part of the Chilean squad that won the Copa America beating Argentina in the final.

Sanchez as missing from the Arsenal team that won the defeated Chelsea on Sunday, August 2 to win the Charity Shield.

Sanchez is set to miss Arsenal opening game and has been tipped to return their first away game of the season at Crystal Palace on August 16.

He could however come back before then as he has been training on vacation.

He is reportedly called 'duracell' by his Arsenal teammates because he doesn't just stop training and playing football.


Alexis Sanchez shows why he is called by that name as he has been recorded training even on vacation.

While holidaying, the 25-year-old posted two videos of himself training on the beach.

The videos which play in slow motion show home leaping high to head a ball while in the second he sprints on a sandy beach.

Watch the video of Alexis Sanchez training below:

Alexis Sanchez  training on vacation

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