The Chile-Germany match was largely a dud, but Alexis Sanchez reminded everyone he’s anything but. Alexis Sanchez, the 28-year-old Arsenal forward who has led Chile to back-to-back Copa America titles, scored and whipped a free kick just high in La Roja’s 1-1 tie with Germany in the Confederations Cup on Thursday. The defending South American champions were evenly matched with the World Cup holders, who got on the board through Lars Stindl.
Emil Forsberg's future at RB Leipzig continues to look uncertain with his agent announcing he "wants to take the next step in his career". The Sweden international has been heavily linked to Liverpool, Arsenal and AC Milan and publicly said this month the absence of Champions League football would not put him off a move to the Italian club. Forsberg signed a contract extension tying him to the Red Bull Arena until 2022 in February, and Leipzig chief executive Oliver Mintzlaff has made it clear the Bundesliga side have no intention of selling.
Angel Di Maria feels Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Edinson Cavani is one of the best strikers on the planet following his impressive performances in 2016-17. Do Arsenal have much to lose from Liverpool's Ox pursuit? Cavani was often deployed in a wide role during Zlatan Ibrahimovic's time at the Parc des Princes, but moved to a central position following the Swede's departure to Manchester United last year.