Photo: Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez returns to his hometown

Alexis Sanchez spent some time in his hometown of Tocopilla after Arsenal's win over Newcastle

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Alexis Sanchez shared this picture on Instagram Photo: Alexis Sanchez/Instagram

Alexis Sanchez was all smiles as he paid a visit to his hometown of Tocopilla in Chile this weekend.

The Arsenal forward helped the north London side secure a 1-0 win at Newcastle United on Saturday afternoon as Arsene Wenger’s men returned to winning ways in the Premier League, and then appeared to jet back to his homeland ahead of the forthcoming international break.

Sanchez recently stepped in to help his hometown after it was battered by torrential storms which damaged the town’s infrastructure this month.

And the 25-year-old was clearly thrilled to be back on home soil, if his posts on Instagram were anything to go by.

Sanchez shared the picture above on the photo-sharing app and wrote: “Visiting my people of Tocopilla 😀❤️”

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The Chile international is known for his fierce loyalty to Tocopilla, and sent aid to the town after the recent storms earlier this month, while also being pictured there during his summer holidays.

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