Alexis - Learning English made me grow

Alexis leads the club’s scoring charts with 14 goals in 22 appearances this season - but he’s not just been making progress on the pitch.

The Chilean forward made the move to north London in July 2014 and admits that getting to grips with the language has aided his personal growth.

“At the beginning I took lessons for two hours a day,” Alexis told Arsenal Player. “Then I had to make use of what I learnt so I could communicate with my team-mates and the manager. I truly like the English language. Learning it helps me grow as an individual.

“My team-mates in general have helped me a lot. I have also learnt English in some other contexts, such as having a stroll in the street.


“People approach me, talk to me in English... my listening and my conversational English are improving a lot thanks to people.

“A few days ago I did a live interview in English for the first time in my life. I found it a bit difficult, but at the same time I felt comfortable too. I must keep on learning the language so I can develop as a person.”

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