Posted on June 15, 2017 by ADMIN

Do Arsenal’s transfer targets indicate that Sanchez is leaving?

As the transfer saga surrounding Alexis Sanchez stretches further and further, it is looking increasingly unlikely that the Arsenal forward will sign a new contract at the Emirates. Considering that losing the Chilean on a free transfer next summer is a financial loss that would be too much for the North London club to take, the logical thing would be to sell him, preferably to a club abroad, and sign a replacement.

According to the reliable Jeremy Wilson of the Daily Telegraph, the Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is simultaneously working on deals for as many as three players as he plans a raid on the French top flight, with Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette and Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe and Thomas Lemar all being targetted for a potential move to the Emirates.

Should this story be true, which is likely considering the source, Alexis is certainly leaving this summer. Surely, Arsenal would not need as many as three additions to the front-line if the diminutive Chilean will be staying at the club. Right now, the only forward who I can see leaving the club, apart from Sanchez, is Lucas Perez and the Spaniard’s departure will not exactly leave a big void to fill at the Emirates.

Perhaps the club are trying to announce new signings (not necessarily the above mentioned trio) before they can sanction the transfer of Alexis due to the fear of the backlash from Arsenal fans. Surely, the Gunners faithful will go berserk if the club’s talisman is sold without a replacement in sight, and I think that Arsenal are desperately trying to avoid that situation.

Quite honestly, I do not think Mbappe will join. We’d rather sign Lacazette as an upgrade to Perez and keep Sanchez even if he does not sign a new contract. A club with ambition simply cannot lose its best player, especially not to a local rival. But the way things are going, I must admit that it does not look good for the Gunners, at least with respect to our chances of keeping our diminutive Chilean talisman.

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44 thoughts on “Do Arsenal’s transfer targets indicate that Sanchez is leaving?

  1. Robin Vanpayslip

    No, it just indicates that Wenger is window shopping again.

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    1. Fatboy Gooney, Too Fat to track back.

      Nah, seriously mate, Wenger can’t afford to window shop this time around ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘ I don’t know about him ‘knowing best’ but I’m sure that he knows full well that he has to unite the fans and change the atmosphere surrounding the club by making 2-3 Top quality signings. Yes, he is delusional but his not that stupid to think that he will get away with his usual Scrooge tactics during this transfer window. ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‘

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    2. Eddy Hoyte

      Bellerin keen to join Barcelona but feels tied to Arsenal, says Suarez
      Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin is keen on ditching the Premier League in favour of a return to Barcelona, his Spain Under-21 team-mate Denis Suarez has suggested.
      The Catalan club are determined to add a right-back to the squad having failed to replace Dani Alves following the Brazilianโ€™s move to Juventus last year, with Bellerin their main target.
      After three full seasons with the first team, however, reports linking him with a return to Camp Nou have intensified and Arsenalโ€™s failure to qualify for the Champions League next season is reported to be the deciding factor.
      With Arsene Wenger rebuilding his squad ahead of the 2017-18 Premier League campaign, Bellerin is rumoured to have the option to leave for La Liga, and midfielder Suarez believes his international colleague is keen on a move.
      โ€œI have spoken to him [Bellerin] and from one side he wants to join Barca, but from the other he feels very attached to Arsenal. It is a hard situation and I am nobody to be speaking about this, but I wish he can come.โ€

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    3. Raj

      Wenger would be that ideal girlfriend who just does window shopping and buys nothing lol

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  2. Raoh

    Not really but they have to prepare for that eventuallity happening. The reality here is that Wenger and the club biggest challenge this summer is to convince Sanchez of the changes occuring. More importantly that this club will bring big time players pay the fees and show there ambition. For now it doesn’t look that great to be honest when you see what club like AC Milan, City and United are doing…hopefully we can hear a good news in the next few days.

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  3. ArseOverTit

    ahhh ‘potential’ transfers..

    so , obviously wenger is notnot trying to sign three forwards to replace sanchez, he is [if he is doing anything at all] attempting to persuade one of them to come join us, so he he is spreading his bets/keeping his options open.

    sanchez is leaving, pure and simple…as he wants to move to a top club competing for the biggest trophies..he said it himself, and like it or not that is not our club anymore.

    Sanchez is very ambitious and driven so no doubt he wants to be considered in the future for the Ballon D’or and other such accolades whilst making records. He cant do that with AFC in the europa league and with a manager and owner who have proved season after season that they are not giving everything to aim for ‘gold’. He could collect a bronze medal but that just isn’t enough for AS!

    adios chico!

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    1. OZ11

      If he simply wanted trophies he could have easily stayed at barca, he is not getting more trophies than them anywhere

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      1. ArseOverTit

        no, he doesnt just want trophies. he wants to EARN them, by playing regularly

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        1. Zed

          Why did he come to Arsenal in the first place?, its not like we were wining titles before then innit

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          1. ArseOverTit

            money, new city, new league and experience…
            a get out from Barca, to put himself on the world stage by playing regularly..

            innit

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            1. Zed

              And he is continuing with the journey blud, money, money, money and more money fam

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              1. Fatboy Gooney, Too Fat to track back.

                And It’s Full-time here at Arsenal fan tv.

                Blud 1
                Fam 1
                Money 4 ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ‘‰ we have a clear Winner๐Ÿ†

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          2. Fatboy Gooney, Too Fat to track back.

            He got mugged, just like Ozil. Wenger sold them a delusional dream! ๐Ÿ˜•๐Ÿ‘‰ anyways, their Egos got busted at their former clubs and they were available for a lot cheaper than they normally would have been.

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            1. Zed

              I guess they never heard of the internet to be sold such a dream and not research further

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    2. Zed

      No wonder why everyone mocks Arsenal, being held at ransom by a soon to be 29 year old and have fans keep licking his behind as if he was Jesus Christ Loooooooooooool. If he wants to go then let him go

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      1. Jay Dee

        Guys, lets not be delusional. I can bet on you, that its not about the money that Sanchez is holding out for, because if it was that, there are a lot of suitors who would gladly pay to bring him to their clubs. I have been saying this for a while and people still dont believe. If he decides to leave, Sanchez will leave mid way or towards the end of the transfer window. Why? Him and Ozil want good signings. If we bring in two good names, for example, Mbappe, Lemar, Toliso, Varane and Lacazette etc (and i’m not saying we will), Sanchez and Ozil will sign the following day. Mark my words. How early Wenger brings in the additions will also determine how early those guys will finalise their contracts.

        We all saw how Sanchez fought for Arsenal despite the politics surrounding Arsenal. In all honesty, we finished 5th because of him. He could have simply laid back (Ozil did) and not give a crap. Give him credit. He is the only guy who has enough on Wenger to force some change around the club. The board couldnt do it. The amount he wants, will cost Arsenal an extra 15 at most and at his age, it probably will be a two-three year contract. In total 60mil over the three years. They want to bring Lacazette at that amount(once off before wages) so if push comes to shove, they really can give him that money he wants. The deadlock is NOT about money.

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    3. Offside

      the entire Arsenal team played around Sanchez, particularly Ozil, dedicated to assist him. No doubt on Chilean’s capability. Would be he that good in Bayern?

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  4. OZ11

    If Sanchez really wants to go there is no sense in keeping him. He has served us very well in the past seasons and if its not only about the money and he really has made up his mind he wants to go somewhere else we should respect that, there is no sense in keeping a player hostage, forcefully keeping him will only disturb the atmosphere of dressing room. Its wengers job now to find someone to strengthen the team even if he leaves.

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    1. ArseOverTit

      this word ‘strengthening’ anyway is somewhat of a misnomer. If Sanchez is heading for the exit we need to ‘replace’ him, which will probably result in a player coming who is not of ASs standard. so its more like plugging a hole [no mention of sinking ships here] than strengthening.

      If he goes and signs mbappe and dybala to compensate for Sanchez’s leaving then he would have strengthened the team.

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  5. gotanidea

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  6. Wenger Out

    If we really get lacazette mabappe and lemar then I won’t regret Sanchez leaving. Cause if you have watched his last season performances then you know what I’m talking about. He’s wasteful to be honest gives away possession so easily. Scored 28 but got lucky with most of them. Actually the whole team played so poor that we regard Sanchez as our saviour and which quite frankly he is. He is our best player he is world class but not in the league of messi or ronaldo. If he goes to mancity then I can assure you it’s about money not trophies ( that I won’t regret if he’s leaving for ๐Ÿ’ฐ). Dream scenario would be keeping Sanchez and having mabappe lacazette and lemar. But I guess we won’t even sign mabappe forget about keeping Sanchez.

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    1. Break-on-through

      He’s wasteful and got lucky, but he’s world class, ok.

      Alexis ticks so many boxes. Allot of the other top players just get praised for what they do best, but some Arsenal fans can’t treat their own best player with the same respect. He’s no Messi, neither are any other. He’s no Ronaldo, no s**t. Alexis gets targeted quite often and is almost always moving, it’s much harder hitting a final ball like that, than being stopped and with no pressure and a clear view.

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      1. Wenger Out

        Check his stats mate. He looses ball too often in dangerous areas.

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  7. Fatboy Gooney, Too Fat to track back.

    Do Arsenalโ€™s transfer targets indicate that Sanchez is leaving?
    ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ‘‰ No! … It’s Sanchez’s actions that indicates that his leaving! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘

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  8. Eddy Hoyte

    Bellerin keen to join Barcelona but feels tied to Arsenal, says Suarez
    Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin is keen on ditching the Premier League in favour of a return to Barcelona, his Spain Under-21 team-mate Denis Suarez has suggested.
    The Catalan club are determined to add a right-back to the squad having failed to replace Dani Alves following the Brazilianโ€™s move to Juventus last year, with Bellerin their main target.
    After three full seasons with the first team, however, reports linking him with a return to Camp Nou have intensified and Arsenalโ€™s failure to qualify for the Champions League next season is reported to be the deciding factor.
    With Arsene Wenger rebuilding his squad ahead of the 2017-18 Premier League campaign, Bellerin is rumoured to have the option to leave for La Liga, and midfielder Suarez believes his international colleague is keen on a move.
    โ€œI have spoken to him [Bellerin] and from one side he wants to join Barca, but from the other he feels very attached to Arsenal. It is a hard situation and I am nobody to be speaking about this, but I wish he can come.โ€

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    1. Fatboy Gooney, Too Fat to track back.

      That tied/ attachment feeling has probably got something to do with the 5 years remaining on his contract, at Arsenal. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘

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        1. Fatboy Gooney, Too Fat to track back.

          Yes and one year has passed on lol ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘‰ So, that leaves us with? ๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿ‘‰ the magical Sesame Street number of ? … ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ‘‰ 5… That’s right ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ‘‰5 .. Now give yourself a round of applause. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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  9. Adam Criniti

    Where the rubber meets the road once again for our beloved Arsenal. The chance for our sacred club to once again awake from the slumbers of mediocrity and return to the pinnacle of world football.

    Is it more difficult than this….

    IN:
    Augbuyeang or Lacazette($60-75M)
    Seri ($35M)
    Lemar ($35M)
    Sjidbe ($35M)

    Out:
    Bellerin ($45M) wants Barca move
    Walcott ($15M)
    Wilshere ($15M)
    Perez ($13M)
    Schez ($10M)
    Ospina ($3M)
    Jenkinson ($2M)
    Debuchy ($2M)

    Net spent, just under $100M and FAR less than either Manure or Oil Shitty plan on spending this summer.

    Give Sanchez $270K a week or sell him to the highest bidder if these aquisitions dont assuage him on Arsenals long term ambition

    Both formations:

    PA or AL
    AS…MO
    Lemar…Xhaka…Seri…Sjidbe
    Kolasanic….Mustafi….Boss(Holding)
    Cech

    Or
    PA or AL
    Sanchez…Ozil…Lemar
    Xhaka….Seri
    Kolasanic…Mustafi…Boss…Sjidbe
    Cech

    This formation would be deadly imho!

    .

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  10. Ozziegunner@Newcastle upon Hunter

    I totally disagree with the posted comment that Perez leaving will not be missed. In his first season in the EPL at every opportunity he had to play, regardless of the competition, he contributed goals and/or assists. For a price of 17 million GBP it is a crying shame that Arsene Wenger did not show faith in him and drove him to seek an exit from Arsenal FC.

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  11. Mobella

    Can someone really tell what is going on with Sanchez. According to the rumour, Arsenal offers him 270k/wk which he is not taking. There is also rumour out their that B.Munich offered him 350k which got rejected and there is an improved offer of 400k plus per week which is yet to be taken. That is a lot of money with trophies as incentives. It is obvious its all about money cos Man city or Chelsea can guarantee him trophy next seaon considering how competitive EPL has become. With bayan trophy is guaranteed. Believe me as soon arsenal get this over with the better for everybody.

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    1. Break-on-through

      The German league is maybe too easy to win if you’re BM. It’d put him closer to winning the CL though, as no-one in England comes close right now.

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  12. hunter

    we sale sanchez we finish 12th in the league…..Arsene is a disgrace

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  13. Arsenal_Girl

    If Sanchez leaves get Lacazette, Lemar and Mahrez
    If Alexis stays get Mbappe or Lacazette and Mahrez or Rodriguez

    Point is get enough quality to compete for the Premier League and Champions League not just Top 4

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  14. George Oswald Kachar

    Sanchez may or may not leave but overall Arsenal still needs to strengthen. I think if Asrsene Wenger (why always him?) could buy two or three world class players it could be the first step towards convincing Alexis to stay, but I know he won’t because “overall we have a strong team” at least according to the ‘delusional one’… to be continued

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  15. Break-on-through

    It’d be massive if we could get those three French forwards. Don’t know much about Lemar but he seems a bit of an unsung hero, though he looks the least likely to make the next step, maybe too soon. Highly unlikely we sign two of these never mind three. Monaco are gonna stop some of them leave, I don’t see them allowing any other young forwards leave along with Mbappe.

    I’d be totally ok with losing Alexis if it’s Mbappe coming in, though together would be mouth watering. Then if we got Lacazette too, I don’t think fans will miss Alexis for too much longer, unless that is, he’s driving one of our rivals to the title. But this story can’t be true. I know Lacazette and Mbappe can both play wide forward, however both will expect to start centre forward in whichever team they join.

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  16. Phil Much

    Every effort should be made to keep Sanchez in my opinion. He is key to our hunt of silverware. If fact, if the decision was mine, i would sell on Ozil and bring back Cesc on the cheap!

    I really doubt that Wenger will PAY close to 100m for Mbappe, but if he does, it does not mean we have to sell Sanchez, instead, selling BOTH Giroud & Perez would be preferred although if I had a choice I would keep Perez because of the better mobility option he offers. Giroud does not compliment Sanchez’s play better as does Perez or Wellbeck in my opinion.

    A defender and/or defensive midfielder is where we should strengthen and perhaps sell Coquellin. Xhaka has performed there well there and will definitely improve in his 2nd season.

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  17. Raj

    I don’t think we are buying any one of these three potential targets. When was the last time we bought someone who was linked to us for entire transfer period.
    We will get some unknown striker from some corner of the world(aka takuma asano)

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  18. Visibles

    Haha, You understimate the man mate.
    and I’m pretty sure as far as he’s concerned only a “small section” of fans are dissatisfied with him. -His words

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