Photo: Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez all smiles in his native homeland

Alexis Sanchez looks in good spirits as he snapped a selfie during a visit to Tocopilla in Chile

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Alexis Sanchez shared this selfie on his Instagram account Photo: Alexis Sanchez/Instagram

Alexis Sanchez looked in good spirits as he snapped a selfie during a visit to Tocopilla in Chile on Sunday night.

The Arsenal star is currently enjoying some well-earned downtime after a gruelling season ended in him lifting the Copa America with Chile earlier this month.

Sanchez organised an awards ceremony called “Playing for a Dream” this weekend, with the Arsenal forward handing out footballs and sportswear to hundreds of children.

And the 26-year-old looked to be enjoying himself as he snapped a selfie in front of the gathered crowds.

Sanchez uploaded the photo above onto his Instagram account and wrote:

The Chile international is set to miss the Gunners’ Premier League opener against West Ham United on 9 August after being given an extended summer break.

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Sanchez is currently recovering from a gruelling campaign in which he helped Arsenal win the FA Cup title and is not due to report back to London until 3 August.

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