The transfer of the Arsenal and Chile international star Alexis Sanchez was one of the biggest stories of the summer window and it was widely expected to finally happen on transfer deadline day. After saying all summer that he would not sell our star striker it looked like Arsene Wenger was going to give in to the wishes of Alexis and accept a bid from our Premier League rivals.
In fact, it is being reported by The Sun that the Gunners had said yes to an offer thought to be worth around £60 million. People from the Etihad were in Chile to seal the deal ahead of Chile´s home World Cup qualifier against Paraguay and all was about to be donme when Arsenal pulled the plug.
City are fuming apparently, altogether now aaahh, and Pep Guardiola is said to be considering reporting us but do not expect that to happen as we have no obligation to sell any player and can change our minds if we want. I bet Sanchez is not happy either, but did Wenger do things this way and leave it all to the last minute on purpose.
The reason for us pulling out is reported as being our failure to sign Thomas Lemar despite a huge deadline day offer, but surely we already knew that Monaco would not sell, at least not in this window, especially with Mbappe signing for PSG to boost their money from player sales even further.
I think Wenger knew the Lemar transfer would not happen but making the bid gave him the chance to keep Alexis without denying the striker’s wishes outright. What do you think Gooners?