Alexis Sanchez a Chilean footballer born 19th December 1986 will now be playing for Arsenal football club and the Chilean national team as a forward likely in the right-wing position. Sanchez is the man Arsenal believes can fire them to the Barclay Premier League title. Alexis Sanchez cost Arsenal £30m 2014-2015 English Barclay Premier League Season.
How Alexis Sanchez completes Arsenal move from Barcelona
Sanchez now becomes the second high profile player to arrived the Arsenal camp from Spain after the £42.5m record acquisition of Mezut Ozil last summer. The new signing will arrive at the club at the end of July following a post World Cup break.
The 25-year-old player snubbed Liverpool after spending 3 seasons with the Spanish club to join Arsenal while Italian champions Juventus also missed out on the Chilean international.
Arsene Wenger statements on the new signing
“As many people have seen during the World Cup this summer, Alexis is a fantastic footballer and we are delighted that he is joining us at Arsenal Football Club.
“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.”
Sanchez added: “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.”
Alexis Sanchez Statements
“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.”
Alexis Sanchez scored 47 goals in 141 matches for Barcelona, a commendable record to say the least, but in a squad filled with the likes of Lionel Messi, Neymar and the soon-to-be-signed Luis Suarez, the feeling in Catalonia is that he has not quite cut the grade since his 37.5m euros move from Udinese.
He has scored 24 goals in 71 international appearance for Chile and has grown into one of Chile’s most important players as the national team continue to grow into a genuine threat on the world stage. Having been part of the side that beat England at Wembley last year, where he got himself on the score-sheet.
Alexis Sanchez has never faced his new club, having left Udinese before the two sides met in the Champions League play-off in August 2011 and Arsenal avoiding their old foes Barcelona since their 2010-2011 European elimination three years ago.