Alexis Sanchez to appear in court for over-speeding in Chile

SANTIAGO – Chile star footballer Alexis Sanchez was given a speeding ticket after being clocked driving at 155 kilometers per hour (96 mph) in the Buin area, south of capital Santiago, over the weekend.

Police fined Sanchez on Saturday, and his court date was set for April 12. The Arsenal attacker is currently home on a short break.

Sanchez is in his third season with Arsenal and currently ranks third in the Premier League with 18 goals in 27 appearances.

While the club is falling down the table due to a recent slide in results, the 28-year-old’s immediate concern is likely with his national team as Chile attempts to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

Chile will face Venezuela in another qualifier Tuesday. Arsenal’s next match is Sunday against Manchester City.