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Alexis - How I relax away from football

Alexis is known for his high-energy approach on the pitch, and that makes it even more important for him to be able to relax when he is away from the action.

The Chile forward completes more than 50 sprints per match and, with games coming thick and fast over the festive period, he has found the perfect way to recover off the pitch.

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“I have many ways of relaxing, such as listening to music, walking the dogs in the park and drinking mate [a traditional South American caffeine drink],” he told Arsenal Player.

“I listen to different types of music, such as reggaeton, and when it comes to bands I listen to Aventura, Bryan Adams or Pavarotti to mention a few. Depending on the day I listen to one style of music or another and I am learning a lot of English thanks to my favourite song lyrics.

“I am not a piano expert at all but I can play it a bit too,” he added. “I learnt playing a handful of songs. Playing the keyboard relaxes me too. I can play Bryan Adams or the Titanic movie soundtrack.

“Our minds are always focused on football. Sometimes you must put football aside for a while and put your attention on some other things. I am not a keyboard expert but I find it helps me to de-stress.”

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