Why I gave my jersey to the young fan - Sanchez

EPL By: Ambrose Udeme | 18/04/2017

Why I gave my jersey to the young fan - Sanchez

Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez has revealed why his celebrations after the Premier League win over Middlesbrough were so empathic and why he gave his jersey to a young Gooner, insisting it was not a big goodbye.

Gunners fans got to enjoy a rare win on Monday night over struggling Middlesbrough and Sanchez who is out of contract in just over a year seemed to celebrate even more than the desperate supporters, handing over his shirt to a little Gunner who was ecstatic with his gift from his hero.

Often when a player starts handing out his kit at the end of the season, it can be a bad omen for the fans who could be set to lose their player.

But Sanchez – who has been reportedly offered £300,000 to move to Chelsea, Manchester City or Paris St-Germain – revealed he was just overjoyed to reward a young fan .

Sanchez in an Instagram post said: “Happy for the effort of the team, this victory is for the Gunners family.

“Great moment giving this gift to this little boy. Making a kid happy makes me happy too.”