Reports are out claiming that Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez has shed light on some of the charity work he has been doing in his hometown to prevent impressionable children from going down the wrong path.
The Chilean star, who wants to act as an ideal role model for kids, revealed that he recently sponsored two artificial football pitches in Tocopilla in a bid to get potentially troubled youths on the straight and narrow.
“I built two football pitches because I wanted young kids to have a decent pitch to play on, because I didn’t have one when I was younger,” he told Arsenal Player.
“I’m lucky because I’ve had the opportunity to leave the country and play football, but it’s a small town and opportunities are not common.
“People can end up going down the wrong path with alcohol and drugs, and that’s bad news for kids. When I’m there I try to set up events where I play with the kids and try to boost them.
“Every time I go I try to set up events and get gifts just to see the smiles on small children’s faces.
“I honestly believe that children are the most important thing in the world. They learn from adults and it’s very important to be good role models.”