‘Fat’ Sanchez slammed by former Chile coach for losing match fitness during Arsenal transfer

‘Fat’ Alexis Sanchez slammed by former Chile coach for losing match fitness during Arsenal transfer saga ARSENAL star Alexis Sanchez has been criticised for being fatter than normal by former Chile Under-20 boss Jose Sulantay The 28-year-old – recently in action for the Copa America champions against Paraguay – was slammed after his country lost 3-0 in a World Cup qualifier on Thursday

Former Chile Under-20 manager Jose Sulantay has slammed Alexis Sanchez for being too fat The Arsenal forward couldnt inspire Chile in their World Cup qualifier against Paraguay, as they lost 3-0 Sanchez failed to inspire his team-mates as they were humbled by Francisco Arces side at home – leaving their hopes of qualifying for Russia in the balance Chile currently sit in fourth spot – the final automatic qualifying place in the South American Preliminary Competition for the 2018 World Cup – with the fifth-placed side facing an Oceanic country in a play-off In an enthralling group, only five points separate Colombia in second to Ecuador in eighth – Argentina currently occupy fifth spot

The danger of missing out has led Sulantay – now in charge of Chilean second-tier side Cobreloa – to hit out at the ex-Barcelona ace He told La Cuarta: I saw him gone, I saw him out of physical shape, totally Hes fatter than normal The 28-year-old didnt have much luck against the South American country, hours after seeing a move to Manchester City fall through Alexis Sanchez has been labelled as being fatter than normal and not match-fit

The former Barcelona man has just one year left on his deal at the Emirates Without his spark, he never left that Paraguayan defence behind He never made a diagonal run, it was something else It was not Alexis This can bring you problems later, the statements of wanting to leave

The team-mates must have felt nothing for him Sanchez saw a £60million move to Manchester City fall through on Deadline Day, as the Gunners failed in a £92m approach to lure Thomas Lemar away from Monaco The two-time FA Cup winner reportedly told all his Chile team-mates he was joining the Citizens, but his future still lies at the Emirates It remains to be seen whether Arsene Wenger will select him in his starting XI when Arsenal face Bournemouth next Saturday

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