Alexis has revealed that he plays the piano in his spare time to “disconnect from football” and relax.
The Chile international is known for his high-energy approach on the pitch, and has previously admitted that at times he cannot sleep after a defeat.
However, he says that playing music and spending time with his family allows him to take a take a breather from the game he calls “my passion”.
“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 Player.
“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."Copyright 2016 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source