Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez gets giant statue in hometown

Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez gets giant statue in hometown

Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez has unveiled a giant statue of himself in his home city, towering above the crests of the sides he has played for including his current club, hours after his outburst following Chile 1-0 defeat to Argentina in a crucial World Cup qualifying game.

According to UK sun, Sanchez was all smiles on Friday, March 24, 24 hours after his country’s defeat to Argentina.

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Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez gets giant statue in hometown

Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez gets giant statue in hometown

Sanchez also unveiled Hollywood Walk of Fame-style handprints and footprints.

His handprints featured a message said to have been written by the footballer which started: “Never feel sad because someone tells you you can’t do something in your life.

“If you have a dream you have to protect it.”

Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez gets giant statue in Chile

Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez unveils his giant statue in Chile

The unveiling took place in Tocopilla, Chile, in front of hundreds of fans and went ahead despite vandals damaging the crest of Chilean side Colo Colo where the Emirates hero made his debut nearly 11 years ago.

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NAIJ.com recalls that Police are still hunting those responsible for the attack, which echoed a similar one on a Cristiano Ronaldo statue in Madeira last year which had Lionel Messi’s name painted on.

Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez gets giant statue in hometown

Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez gets giant statue in Chile

As well as the iron effigy and giant crests and a large replica of the America Cup which Chile won on a penalty shootout in 2015.

Source: Sports.naij.com

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