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Arsene Wenger, has insist, Chilean star Alexis Sanchez is at same level to Lionel Messi, David Beckham, and Zinedine Zidane intense of their contribution to their national teams.

Chile missed out of qualifying for the World Cup and a playoff berth, after a 3-0 loss to Brazil on the final matchday.

Arsenal play Watford on Saturday and Wenger believes Sanchez is among a group of players heavily relied upon by their national team.

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Alexis Sanchez and Chile will not be at the World Cup following defeat to Brazil

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“I would say you have in every generation a player who carries the pressure of expectation of a nation,” the Frenchman said.

“In France it was Zidane. In England it was Beckham. We had other players in the team but it was Beckham. Why not [Steven] Gerrard? I don’t know. But it was Beckham.

“In Chile it’s Sanchez. In Argentina of course it’s Messi. It looks like that there is somebody there in a national team who has to carry the pressure and absorb it and protect a little the rest of the team.

“It’s someone normally who likes it a little bit. They like to be on the front line. Overall what does it mean? It means they have to deal with the lows as well.”