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Sanchez caught speeding in Chile

2017-03-28 08:27
Alexis Sanchez (File)

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 the opposition.

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.

Both 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.

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