Arsenal has signed Sanchez, 25, from Barcelona where he
made a total of 88 appearances, scoring 39 goals during his
three seasons with the Catalan side.
The deal is believed to have cost Arsenal football club around
40 million [£32m]. The Deal has also been announced on
Arsenal Official website.
The striker, who has now made 71 appearances for Chile,
scoring 24 goals, started his career with Cobreloa, based in
Calama in north Chile, where he spent a season before
moving to Santiago-based Colo-Colo, where he won the
Chilean Primera Division in 2007.
After convincing performances in Chile between 2005 and
2007, Sanchez went on loan to Argentine side River Plate,
where he added the Argentinian Primera Division to his
Following his success in South America, Sanchez made a
permanent move to Serie A side Udinese in 2008, where he
spent three seasons, scoring 20 goals from 95 appearances,
before making the move to Barcelona in 2011.
With Barcelona, Sanchez won both La Liga (2012/13) and the
Copa del Rey (2012), as well as the Spanish Super Cup on
two occasions (2011, 2013), the UEFA Super Cup (2011) and
the FIFA Club World Cup (2011).
Arsenal manager Arsθne Wenger said: As many people
have seen during the World Cup this summer, Alexis is a
fantastic footballer and we are delighted that he is joining us
at Arsenal Football Club.