Chile manager Juan Antonio Pizzi says Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez is unaffected by the contract dispute going on and is “very happy”.

Chile face Portugal this evening at the Kazan Arena in the semi-final of the FIFA Confederations Cup, 19:00 BST, with Sanchez to take centre stage to help his side to glory this summer.

And despite stalling on contract talks and having 12 months left on his current deal, his national team boss says he’s “comfortable” and “committed.”

“ We think he is very happy. (Sanchez) is looking forward to playing a new final, he’s giving his very best like everyone else. He is going through a very special situation,” said Pizzi, as quoted by the Mirror.

“Everybody would like to be in a similar situation because the best clubs in the world would like to have him, although he is already playing for a great club.

“He’s a very responsible person and he knows exactly what he has to do. We’ll see what happens but right now, he is very comfortable and committed to the national team.”

Arsenal supporters have been worrying about the future of Sanchez all summer so they won’t be too pleased to see he’s taking it all in stride and is unrushed at resolving his contract dispute.

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