Photo: Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez posts cryptic message on Instagram

Alexis Sanchez was clearly in a philosophical mood over the weekend...

Alexis Sanchez was clearly in a philosophical mood over the weekend as he continues to train hard with his Chile team-mates at the Copa America.

The 27-year-old Arsenal star is currently on duty with his national side and played the full 90 minutes in the 2-1 win over Bolivia on Saturday.

Sanchez has been one of the Premier League’s top performers since he arrived at The Emirates from Barcelona in the summer of 2014.

The forward helped Arsenal win the FA Cup in his first season at the club but was forced to settle for a trophyless campaign last term as Arsene Wenger’s men finished in second place in the Premier League table.

However, the forward looks to be keeping himself in good shape while away with his country, as he posted the topless picture of himself on his personal Instagram account and wrote: “And I smile, not because I always do well in life, I smile because I spent time quite sad and got tired of walking looking guilty.

“I smile because he’s my best weapon to conquer what I want, because despite many tragedies, my heart remains sincere.

“I smile for me, as I am, because I deserve it…”

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Sanchez scored 13 Premier League goals and made four assists last season.

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