Alexis Sanchez’s career since leaving Arsenal in 2018 has been a strange one, however, the former Emirates Stadium hero is now making a name for himself in France with Olympique Marseille.

The 34-year-old attacker has been on fire for the Ligue 1 side with Sanchez bagging 11 goals in all competitions for Marseille, with the forward one of four Arsenal-linked players currently plying their trade at the Stade Velodrome this season, alongside former players Sead Kolasinac and Matteo Guendouzi and Gunners loanee Nuno Tavares.

Alexis Sanchez is finding his spark again with Marseille

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It feels like an eternity since Sanchez was one of Arsenal’s best players and regularly tearing it up in the Premier League, with the South American sensation scoring 80 goals in 166 appearances for the Gunners, as well as making 45 assists.

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The infamous swap deal with Manchester United involving Henrikh Mkhitaryan has gone down in history as one of the worst transfers the Premier League has ever seen, with the Armenian leaving little impact at Arsenal whilst Sanchez claimed he wanted a return to north London after his first training session with the Red Devils.

Indeed, five years on from that deal, and Sanchez’s return back to the top has been a long and arduous one, involving a three-season stint with Inter Milan. However, this season saw the winger make the move to Marseille. where things are finally starting to look up for the former Arsenal icon.

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With Marseille flying in Ligue 1 and Sanchez showing no signs of slowing down, the French club look set to return to the UEFA Champions League next season having failed to get out of their group stage in the competition this campaign. And a return to Arsenal could be on the cards for the Chilean.

Indeed, Arsenal look primed to return to Europe’s elite club competition after seven years away, and with the prospect of drawing with Marseille a reasonable one, there could be a chance for Sanchez to take on his former side in the most rejuvenated state the forward has ever been in since leaving the north London side.

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