10 facts about Arsenal ace Alexis Sanchez

Poverty-stricken childhood

Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

Despite now pushing for a wage packet beyond the £200,000-a-week barrier, it wasn’t always such a luxurious lifestyle for the forward.

Sanchez grew up in a mining town called Tocopilla in Chile; where he would help bring in income for his family by boxing other kids in the street, washing cars and perform stunts for neighbours from the age of six.

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