Photo: Alexis Sanchez snuggles up with his best friends ahead of Arsenal clash

Alexis Sanchez relaxed with his pet dogs on Thursday night as Arsenal prepare for Sunday's trip to Crystal Palace

alexis sanchez
Alexis Sanchez shared these snaps on his Instagram account Photo: Alexis Sanchez/Instagram

Alexis Sanchez caught some shut-eye with his two pet dogs on Thursday night as the Chile international prepares for Arsenal’s trip to Crystal Palace on Sunday.

The Gunners playmaker was a second-half substitute as the north London side slumped to a shock 2-0 loss to West Ham United at Emirates Stadium in their Premier League opener on Saturday.

Sanchez only returned to pre-season training with Arsenal last week but Arsene Wenger confirmed on Thursday that the 26-year-old is in contention to start this weekend’s clash at Selhurst Park.

And the forward, who was granted an extended summer holiday following his involvement in the Copa America, snuggled up to his dogs Atom and Humber as he prepared for bed on Thursday night.

Sanchez shared the pictures above on his personal Instagram account and wrote: “Buenas noches 😴 good night 🐶🐶🏡🚶🏻”

MORE: Read the latest Arsenal player tweets

Sanchez, who joined Arsenal from Barcelona last summer, was pictured taking part in additional training at Emirates Stadium after last weekend’s loss to West Ham.

Gary Lineker
‘Classy’: Gary Lineker reacts to Kai Havertz’s display in Chelsea FC v Crystal Palace
Paul Merson
Paul Merson raves about 'phenomenal' Chelsea FC star Mason Mount
Michael Owen
Michael Owen reveals his prediction for Tottenham v Man United
Michael Owen
Michael Owen reveals his prediction for Crystal Palace v Chelsea FC
Paul Scholes
Paul Scholes sends message to Man United fans about Erling Haaland
Gary Lineker
‘Classy’: Gary Lineker reacts to Kai Havertz’s display in Chelsea FC v Crystal Palace
Paul Merson
Paul Merson raves about 'phenomenal' Chelsea FC star Mason Mount
Michael Owen
Michael Owen reveals his prediction for Tottenham v Man United
Michael Owen
Michael Owen reveals his prediction for Crystal Palace v Chelsea FC
Paul Scholes
Paul Scholes sends message to Man United fans about Erling Haaland
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature