The Arsenal attacker suffered World Cup heartbreak as a defeat to Brazil, combined with a Lionel Messi-inspired win for Argentina and a 1-1 draw between Colombia and Peru, saw Chile fail to qualify for Russian Federation 2018.
'I will have to speak to him, ' he said ahead of the match. Arsenal are now six points off the Premier League leaders after signing just two players this summer - striker Alexandre Lacazette and left-back Sead Kolasinac. "It was a very physical game [against Brazil]".
Indeed, he's not only one of Arsenal's only world-class talents, he's among the best players in the Premier League.
Sanchez was denied a deadline day move to Manchester City in the summer as the Gunners stood firm in their desire to keep hold of their star player, but with a plethora of teams already circling for the 28-year-old's signature Alves has thrown his support for the Chilean to play his football at Parc des Princes next season.