Seven Things Arsenal & Liverpool Fans Need To Know About Transfer Target Alexis Sanchez

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The Barcelona forward could be on his way to England.

If reports in the Independent are to be believed the FC Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez is on his way to either Arsenal or Liverpool this summer.

The 25-year-old had been impressing with Chile at the 2014 World Cup before his nation were eliminated by hosts Brazil on Saturday.

So for Gunners and Reds fans excited by the prospect of seeing Sanchez strutting his stuff in England, here are seven things they need to know about the South American.

Can play anywhere in the forward line

Although generally operates from the right flank, the Chilean is famed for his versatility and can also play as a No.9, a secondary striker and also on the left.

It means that Sanchez can fit into a number of systems and makes him a desirable addition to any side.

Nicknamed ‘the Boy Wonder’

After making his debut for Cobreloa in his home nation aged just 16-years-old, the attacker was dubbed by a journalist as ‘El Niño Maravilla’ – which translates to the boy wonder.

Although no longer a boy the nickname stuck and Sanchez is still called it to this day.

Worked under Bielsa and Guardiola

Two of the most influential coaches of the modern game are Marc Bielsa and Pep Guardiola and despite still being relatively young the South America ace has worked with them both.

Guardiola signed Sanchez for Barca in 2011, whilst the player worked under Bielsa when the Argentine was in charge of his national team.

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