Alexis Sanchez’s latest admission will please Arsenal fans

Alexis Sanchez reveals that he is a big fan of the English language as he looks to improve his grasp of it

Alexis Sanchez has revealed that he is a big fan of the English language and that he is continuing to improve his grasp of it at Arsenal.

The Chile international’s future has been a source of speculation in recent days as both he and Mesut Ozil have recently entered into the final 18 months of their Arsenal contracts.

Sanchez has earned a reputation as one of the Premier League’s top performers since his arrival in England from Barcelona in the summer of 2014.

The forward has already hit 12 goals in the Premier League for Arsene Wenger’s men this season to help them up to third place in the table heading into the final round of fixtures before Christmas this weekend.

It remains to be seen whether Sanchez will commit his future to the north London club, but his apparent love for the English language is sure to please Arsenal fans as the speculation about his future continues.

Speaking in an interview with Arsenal Player, Sanchez said: “At the beginning I took lessons for two hours a day. Then I had to make use of what I learnt so I could communicate with my team-mates and the manager. I truly like the English language. Learning it helps me grow as an individual.

“My team-mates in general have helped me a lot. I have also learnt English in some other contexts, such as having a stroll in the street.

“People approach me, talk to me in English… my listening and my conversational English are improving a lot thanks to people.

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“A few days ago I did a live interview in English for the first time in my life. I found it a bit difficult, but at the same time I felt comfortable too. I must keep on learning the language so I can develop as a person.”

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