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Jul 11, 2014

Arsenal signs Alexis Sanchez for 42 Million

Arsenal has officially announced the reaching of an agreement between FC Barcelona and themselves for the signing of Star Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez. The deal will fetch FC Barcelona €42 Million Euros, a substantial part of it would be as incentives. We are not yet clear about the fine print, but the initial rumours are we will be paid €30 Million in cash and the rest as incentives which are rumoured to be easy to achieve. Alexis Sanchez was signed by Barca from Udinese in 2011 for a deal with total to €38 Million. Now, selling him for €42 Million sounds like a brilliant deal; especially considering that the player never had the desired impact at Barca. His stocks rose after a brilliant World Cup and Barca may not find a better time to cash on him.

Alexis Sanchez had a great World Cup taking his team to knock-out stage where they went down to penalties against Brazil. His stellar performances at Brazil had renewed some call from some section of fans to retian him, but in my personal opinion the club did the best thing for both player and themselves. There is no doubt that Alexis is a great player, but he will continue to struggle at Barca. I was dead against signing him in the first place as we needed a different type of player. He was more or less accustomed to playing as a Number 10, a role occupied solely by Messi at Barca. Sanchez's best performance both in Chilean and Udinese shirts came playing in that role. He always struggle as a pure center forward which we needed at many times. Even though he improved drastically last season but still was nowhere near the kind of player we signed. Simply put "Alexis Sanchez was in the wrong club playing in the Wrong position". So this signing will help the player to get back to his best and Arsenal definitely needs a player like him - gritty, full of heart and skillful. They may not have those traits since Vierra left. Watch all of Alexis Sanchez goals for Barca below:

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With the selling off Sanchez Barca is getting ready for the signing of the controversial Uruguayan Luis Saurez. He will cost €88 Million to sign. Aren’t we repeating the same mistake that we did with Sanchez now with Saurez signing?

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