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.

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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."

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Rob Kelly 24 Mar 2016