Alexis Sanchez is currently enjoying a well-earned rest, spending his summer holiday with new Chilean girlfriend Mayte Rodriguez.

Alexis has had a long season. He made more appearances for Arsenal than any other player at the club, as well as then heading out on international duty for the Confederations Cup with Chile.

So it’s no surprise that he’s trying to take advantage of his break by heading off to a luxury resort with his girlfriend.

Mayte Rodriguez is 28, and is a famous actress in Chile, so the pair are sure to get a similar response from Chileans as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Perrie Edwards get back in England. According to the Daily Mail, the two are thought to have been together for a few months.

With Alexis not due back from his holiday for a bit longer thanks to his extended break, he’ll be able to enjoy his time away for a couple more weeks. He’ll then link up with the Gunners after pre-season.

Although knowing Alexis, he’ll probably be working just as hard on his fitness during his holiday as those who have returned to the club.

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