Chilean megastar Arturo Vidal (l.) couldn't be happier at FC Bayern München - © © imago
Chilean megastar Arturo Vidal (l.) couldn't be happier at FC Bayern München - © © imago

Family man Vidal loving life in Munich

Cologne - Despite only joining FC Bayern München a month ago following a four-year stint with Serie A side Juventus, you won't hear Arturo Vidal complaining of homesickness.

Ahead of the Chile international midfielder’s showdown with former club Bayer 04 Leverkusen on Matchday 3, has taken to Twitter to find out how the 28-year-old family man has been getting on in his new Bavarian surrounds...

Destination Munich

Following an eventful summer that included helping Chile lift their maiden Copa America title on home soil, Vidal jetted off to Munich to pen a four-year deal with the record German champions.

Translation: A new chapter, a new dream, here we go Munich!

Business as usual

The tough-tackling midfielder got straight to work on his first day at FC Bayern's Säbener Straße training base.

Translation: On my first day of training. Very happy!

The first of many

After Vidal's first competitive outing in a Bayern shirt ended in a penalty shoot-out defeat to VfL Wolfsburg in the Supercup, the no-nonsense No.23 helped his new employers to a comfortable 3-0 win over AC Milan in the semi-finals of the Audi Cup.

Translation: First win! Now time to recover for tomorrow!

Big softy

The 2015 Copa America was thriving on the pitch, but off it his heart was yearning for his other half.

Translation: Can’t stop looking at my phone hoping that you’ll call, my love. Miss you so much!

Audi Cup tonic

Having disposed of Milan with consummate ease, Vidal's Bayern earned a last-gasp win over Real Madrid CF in the final of the Audi Cup.

Translation: First celebration… many more to come. What a team!

City guide

Ahead of the start of the 2015/16 Bundesliga campaign, Vidal and his family headed into town to get familiar with their new home.

Translation: Walking through the centre of Munich with my family. Thank you God!

Three amigos

The Vidal clan had plenty to celebrate on 11 August.

Translation: Celebrating my nephew Manuel’s and my son Alonso’s birthdays!!!

No pain, no gain

While Munich baked in the sun, Vidal stepped up his preparations for his long-awaited Bundesliga return.

Translation: Working hard to make this season even better than the last!!!

Off to a flier

Those preparations paid off as Bayern kicked off their title defence with a 5-0 home win over Hamburger SV.

Translation: Really good start! Now to keep it going - the season is long!!!

Oktoberfest prep

With Munich's world-famous beer festival on the horizon, Vidal and his fellow Bayern newcomers got kitted out in traditional Lederhosen.

Translation: Photo shoot!!!

Selfie time

A pre-meal snap in more contemporary attire followed...

Translation: On the way to dinner with my sweetheart and my pals.

Travelling in style

The next stop on the Vidal family tour of Munich was the sprawling inner-city Englischer Garten.

Translation: Strolling through Munich ricksha-style!

All aboard the team bus

Vidal and Co. were all smiles ahead of their Matchday 2 clash away to TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. Interestingly, the Chilean's last Bundesliga goal had come against the men from Sinsheim.

Translation: Already resting in Hoffenheim ready to be 100 per cent tomorrow!!! Mia San Mia

Grit and determination

Vidal struck the crossbar as the champions battled back from a goal down to win 2-1, despite having Jerome Boateng sent off in the second half.

Translation: Good team win! Let’s continue the good start!!!


Bayern were training again the following morning, but Vidal made the most of the afternoon with his good lady wife and kids around the grounds of what looks like Schloß Nymphenburg.

Translation: Beautiful family walk!!!

Doting Dad

Arturo beamed with pride as he dropped son, Alonso, off for his first day at school.

Translation: Good luck beautiful son on your first day of classes!!!