Alexis Sanchez’s impressive year crowned by Copa America victory

Sanchez finished the Premier League campaign with 16 goals, fifth in the league, and eight assists. He also displayed his ability to play across all three forward positions, on either flank as a winger or inside forward and even deeper when Arsene Wenger switched his side’s formation to a 4-1-4-1 temporarily. These efforts earned him a spot on the Professional Footballers’ Association, PFA, Team of the Year and by the fans he was voted PFA Fans’ Player of the Year. In the FA Cup final against Aston Villa he scored a sensational goal in the 50th minute during Arsenal’s 4-0 rout as the Gunners repeated as FA Cup champions. During the Copa America tournament, Alexis’ role was to be a secondary striker and creator. Even though he only had one goal and one assist during the tourney, Sanchez continued to show his worth with his work rate and distribution of the ball. When the final went to penalty kicks, 2012-13 La Liga winner was last on Chile’s list due to his deficiency from the 12-yard spot which was highlighted when he missed in a penalty shootout last year against Brazil in the World Cup to lose the shootout 3-2 in the round of 16. This time, the two-time Supercopa de Espana winner was cool, calm and collected as he chipped the ball into the net to deliver his country South America’s prestigious prize.

 

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  1. Peter July 6, 2015

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