Report: Peruvian fan curse could bring an end to Sanchez's superb Arsenal form

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Alexis Sanchez's impressive run of goals for both club and country could be about to come to an end after a group of fans in Peru cursed the forward.

Arsenal and Chile fans had best beware after a group of Peru fans cursed star forward Alexis Sanchez ahead of an important World Cup qualifier.

The 26-year-old has been in sensational form of late, with a stunning run of seven goals in his last four games for club and country.

This includes strikes against Brazil and Manchester United, with Sanchez aiming to make it three goals in three games for the Chile national side against Peru.

But, according to a report from Goal.com, the former Udinese and Barcelona man has been stricken with a curse from Peruvian supporters keen to shackle the attacker ahead of their crucial clash.

As part of the ritual, fans have held a tortoise over a replica Sanchez shirt.

The report claims that this ritual is an established signal of bad luck in Peru.

Whether the curse turns out to be anything more than a morale-boosting exercise for the hosts remains to be seen, but Arsenal fans will be hoping it turns out to be little more than a bit of hocus pocus.

With a trip to Watford coming up, followed by the visit of Bayern Munich to the Emirates in the Champions League, they will need him to be at his very best.

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