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Arsenal Boss Wenger Overjoyed To See Alexis Sanchez Lift The Copa America

Reports are out claiming that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was overjoyed to see Alexis Sanchez lift the Copa America with Chile.

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Sanchez scored the winning penalty as La Roja defeated Argentina in a shootout in Santiago to give Chile victory in the regional tournament for the first time ever which delighted his club boss who also revealed that he congratulated the Chilean shortly after the win.

“It is an historic achievement and when you’re a football player, you want to do that, so I’m very happy for him,” Wenger told the club’s official website.

“I texted him [after the final] and he texted me back. He was already focused on next season with Arsenal and wants to win everything with us. He was thrilled and very happy.”

Sanchez scored an audacious Panenka penalty to give his nation victory in the CONMEBOL showcase.

“They had quite a comfortable lead when he took the penalty but I was a bit worried because he missed one with us,” Wenger added.

“He has shown again that he is scared of nothing. He took the ball and chipped the keeper. It was quite audacious but I was of course over the moon to see him bring the trophy to a country that has waited for such a long time.”

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