Arsene Wenger, along with everyone connected with the mighty Arsenal, was understandably buzzing after watching his players polish off Aston Villa and lift the FA cup trophy for the second year in a row. And he suggested that he would take a little time to relax and enjoy the triumph before assessing our season and going into transfer mode.
He also confirmed, however, that one of the stars of that Wembley final and definitely the star of our season, Alexis Sanchez, would be out of action when the next campaign begins. As reported by Arsenal.com he declared that the striker would be given a full four weeks off after the Copa America which ends in the first week of July.
Wenger said, “I will push for him to have a good holiday because we’ve played 56 games. Now he goes to the Copa America and it’s not ideal. The Copa America finishes at the beginning of July and I will give him four weeks’ holiday, so that’s of course important.”
Alexis has had a hard debut season with Arsenal and it did look as though he as tiring at some points in it. He was involved in the latter stages of the World Cup as well so Wenger will be worried about fatigue and injury, meaning that he will be a few weeks getting back to match fitness once he does join up with the Gunners in August.
This is an unavoidable problem for Arsenal but will it mean that Wenger avoids signing any more players that will be in the same situation, namely those from Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Colombia? Do you think that this should affect our transfer plans or should we just get by until those players are ready for action?