Alexis Sanchez
Alexis Sanchez returned from injury during Arsenal's 1-0 defeat to Chelsea in January Getty

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez has revealed that he likes to play the piano after a tough work out on the field or in training. This helps him recharge for the next day and give everything he can on the pitch.

The Chilean has not been at his best this season and is only just coming back to form. He has scored only one goal in the league since the turn of the year, against Tottenham at White Hart Lane. However, he has picked up an assist for Mohamed Elneny's goal against Barcelona at Camp Nuo and followed that up with another assist for Danny Welbeck, who scored Arsenal's opener against Everton at the Goodison Park.

Arsene Wenger will be hoping the South American can build on his current form help the Gunners end the season with as many points as they can, with eight games left. The north London club are currently 11 points behind Leicester City and six behind Tottenham in the race for the title and need their best players firing to have any chance of catching up with the pack up front.

Alexis is currently training with the Chile team to take on Argentina in the qualifiers for the Fifa World Cup in Russia, scheduled in 2018.

"I'm not an expert pianist but it does help me relax, because the whole day revolves around football. I go home, then football," Alexis told Arsenal's official website.

"It allows me to disconnect from football and that's really good for me. When I go home I don't want to watch any more football, I just want to play with my dogs and spend some time with my family, because that helps me recharge for the next day. It means I can go out with all the impulse and strength I want to bring."