Cape Town - Arsenal
forward Alexis Sanchez must appear in court after being clocked doing
155 kilometres per hour while driving in his homeland of Chile.
Local police issued the Chile international with a fine on Saturday
following the speeding incident in Buin, south of Santiago, after the
national team was given the afternoon off ahead of their crucial World
Cup qualifier against Venezuela on Tuesday.
Sanchez's court date has been set for April 12. The 28-year-old was
his moody self last week after La Roja lost 1-0 to Argentina, with El
Mercurio reporting that his team-mates were annoyed that he headed
straight down the tunnel at the final whistle without shaking hands with
Antonio Pizzi's side need to beat their South American rivals to keep
alive their hopes of reaching the finals in Russia next year.
Meanwhile Arsenal will wait until the end of the season to try tie up new deals for star duo Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez.
players have 15 months left on their current contracts, which means
that they can soon start actively looking for employment elsewhere
should their wage demands not be met.