Finally Arsenal land their man: Alexis Sanchez

July 14, 2014 1:08 pm

Fans will be holding on to their Arsenal season tickets this year, brilliant Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez has finally signed for them!

Arsenal football club confirmed on its official website that they had formally signed the former Barcelona winger for a figure around £30m. The Chilean striker signed a four year contract with details on his contract still remaining undisclosed.

alexis sanchez 1Speaking on the official Arsenal website, Arsene Wenger said “Alexis will add power, creativity and much quality to our squad and we are all looking forward to him joining up with us in a few weeks. He has consistently produced top-quality performances at the highest level for a number of seasons now and we are all excited to see him integrate into the Arsenal squad. I’m sure all Arsenal supporters will join me in welcoming Alexis to our club.”

After putting his pen to paper, the Chilean forward also commented on the long-awaited move by saying, “I’m so happy to be joining Arsenal, a club which has a great manager, a fantastic squad of players, huge support around the world and a great stadium in London. I’m looking forward to meeting my new team-mates and to be playing for Arsenal in the Premier League and Champions League. I will give my best to Arsenal and want to make all the supporters happy.”

The signing of Alexis Sanchez has attracted lots of talk around the football world. Some analysts claim that the Spanish giants were easy to let their forward leave at a profit, having bought him at around £23m from Udinese, because of his poor form last season. Although he was not able to get a permanent position in the starting eleven in the just concluded season, football analysts see the signing as another genius move from Arsene Wenger. The master-stroke by Wenger is evident on his ability to take advantage of the financial fair play rules. With Barcelona in a move to buy Luis Suarez from Liverpool, Wenger took advantage of their need to offload one of their top players. Indeed, the latest purchase by Wenger is being greeted positively among the Arsenal faithful.

Apart from the brilliant display that Sanchez exhibited in Brazil during the on-going world cup, he is a perfect signing for the north London team. At the age of 25, he is approaching his peak footballing years. Having gained massive experience at River Pirate, Udinese, and finally Barcelona, Sanchez brings special qualities to the club. Sanchez adds massive experience and exceptional football education to the arsenal team.

Alexis Sanchez is a player who can play on any position at the front line. As he proved during the ongoing world cup, he can comfortably play as a sole striker. At Barcelona, he was mostly used on the wings and managed to score 21 goals in his final season at the club. Alexis derives his efficiency from his exceptional power, work ethic and speed. Injuries to key players like Walcott in the last season meant that Arsenal lacked a player who could use pace to break through defences. Combined with his exquisite finishing power, Sanchez’s speed will definitely prove to be a massive weapon for Arsene Wenger’s team.

Although he has always been known to conclude his signings late in the transfer window, he has managed to pull a major coup at the start of the window. Riding on the motivation from the singing of Ozil last season and winning the FA Cup, Wenger and the Arsenal board have made their statement of intent. Competing against top clubs for big players from the European elite clubs means that arsenal is now among the top clubs in the transfer market.

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Having to run under a tight budget since the building of the Emirates Stadium, Arsene Wenger has done an excellent job in maintaining the club’s consistent performance at the local and European level. His excellent financial strategy and trust in young players has helped the manager ensure that arsenal develops a stable financial future. The benefits of his endurance and hard work are now beginning to pay. Many supporters and football pundits criticized Arsenal for being a selling club and for being stingy in the transfer market. With only two consecutive summers, the club now records two players worth £75m. In previous years, the club could use such an amount to buy an entire team. The master stroke to land Alexis from the Mighty Catalans not only reflects the club’s deep financial resources but also signifies their seriousness and intent to compete at the top level.

Although the manager and the board still have a lot of gaps to fill in the squad, buying Alexis from Barcelona indicates their seriousness in building a competitive team. With the club expected to remain competitive in all the cups on offer next season, Wenger will have to continue the transfer period on such an encouraging note.

Finally, arsenal fans can breathe a sigh of relief from the competition we faced from Juventus and Liverpool to sign our new number 17. Although he has displaced Nacho Monreal from his previous jersey number, Alexis Sanchez will prove to be more than a worthy addition into the arsenal squad.

Most of the arsenal players have already congratulated their new team mate and sent him their welcome messages. Some of the messages include:

What a Signing!!!!! Cannot wait and looking forward to playing with Alexis Sanchez!!!!!”, said Theo Walcott.

YES!! Top signing!! RT @Arsenal: It’s official! Alexis Sanchez has agreed to join @Arsenal!”, said Ramsey.

Welcome Alexis Sanchez! Come on Arsenal! #afc #transfer #gooners #poldi #aha #redarmy”, said Podolski.

Welcome to @Arsenal #Alexis Sanchez – you definitely have chosen the right club! 😉 #COYG #AFC #Sanchez Signs”, said Ozil.



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