A 3-0 defeat to Brazil on Tuesday confirmed that Chile and Alexis Sanchez will not be going to the World Cup in Russia next summer.
The incredibly tough CONMEBOL qualifying process was always likely to have a major casualty, and unfortunately for Sanchez and his cohorts it was Chile who dropped out in the final round of matches. Surprise package Peru nipped in to take the play-off spot and Argentina bagged the fourth and final qualifying place thanks to a Lionel Messi hat-trick.
It’s a huge disappointment that such a talented team will not be at next summer’s tournament.
But Arsenal fans didn’t quite see it that way.
Alexis Sanchez’s summer transfer tantrum has turned the majority of fans against him, and they weren’t slow to gloat on social media.