Date: 19th December 2016 at 7:25pm
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Shoot! would like to wish Chile international and Arsenal ace Alexis Sanchez many happy returns as the forward celebrates his 28th birthday today!

The birthday boy, who has 106 international caps for his country and helped Chile retain their Copa América crown earlier this year, has scored an impressive 14 goals and provided 12 assists in 23 appearances in all competitions for the Gunners so far this season.

The 28-year-old, who arrived at the Emirates Stadium from La Liga giants FC Barcelona back in July 2014 following his reported £31.7m switch, has fired Arsene Wenger’s side into the top four of the Premier League this term, despite Arsenal losing back-to-back league games recently.

Sanchez, who has also starred for Serie A outfit Udinese prior to his illustrious move to the Nou Camp, has netted 56 times in 116 appearances for the Gunners overall.

However, recent speculation has suggested the Chilean wants a pay rise if the club wish to tie him down to a new deal, despite Sanchez already earning around £130,000-a-week.

Nevertheless; to celebrate Sanchez’s 28th birthday, Shoot! have dug up 10 facts you may not know about the Arsenal ace…

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