Posted on January 09, 2017 by ADMIN

How Arsenal could IMPROVE after £60m Alexis transfer to PSG

There have been plenty of Arsenal transfer rumours about the possible transfer away from north London of our star striker Alexis Sanchez and they will continue to fill the pages of the football media until or unless the Chilean international decides to put pen to paper on a new Arsenal contract.

Obviously everyone connected with the club is hoping that happens but we have to accept that it might not, so when I saw a report by The Sun claiming that the French champions PSG were determined to test our resolve with a bid of around £60 million for Sanchez I wondered what might happen if we took it.

To be honest it is good money for a player close to the final year of his contract, even one as talented and effective as Alexis has been for us. The fact that he would not be going to a Premier League rival would also be a plus point and if the Chilean is not committed to the arsenal cause I can see why Wenger and the board might be tempted.

If they were then the only thing that would make it acceptable would be to get an adequate replacement and that would not be easy. But with £60m added to our already large reserves of cash I think we could do it in the shape of Antoine Griezmann. In fact I suspect that the Atletico Madrid and France forward may even prove to be an upgrade, especially after the recent shows of petulance from Alexis suggested his attitude may not be quite on point.

Would you be happy to see Alexis go to PSG if Arsenal were to get Griezmann in his place?

Bob.

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21 thoughts on “How Arsenal could IMPROVE after £60m Alexis transfer to PSG

  1. tweety

    with all the goods and bads i prefer that Alexis will stay. we all know what he can do. griezmann is a ? = gooner for ever

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    1. bran99

      Sell Ozil bring Griezmann, him and Sanchez will form one deadly striking force in the EPL

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      1. Twig

        Griezmann Giroud
        Alexis Cazorla Coquelin Welbeck
        Monreal Koscielny Mustafi Bellerin
        Cech

        Mouthwatering 🙂

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  2. ras911

    Helll nooo to the no no noooo! Sanchez is far more valuable to us than Griezmann would be and i highly doubt Arsenal would be his destination of choice, let’s not pretend Arsenal are better than Athletico.

    OT: To every Arsenal fan who insulted Ozil yesterday, don’t listen to that fake news spreader John Moss. Ozil never said or meant he’d only stay if Wenger stays. Read the entire original article and you’ll understand that he simply meant he needed reassurance over his own future at the club especially because Wenger signed him because he fit Wenger’s system. If Wenger was to leave and the new manager disliked Ozil or wouldn’t play him because he wouldn’t fit his system then why would he stay?
    Arsenal is likely to be the last big club he plays for after signing a new contact and it’s normal for him to want to want reassurance. It doesn’t mean he isn’t loyal the badge but to Wenger.. he clearly said he is very very happy at Arsenal and him signing a new contract is in the club’s hands! Read the original articles and don’t jump on the fake news bandwagon. COYG

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  3. Eddy Hoyte

    would i be happy to see him leave? NO! Y not have him and Griezmann?? and

    ” especially after the recent shows of petulance from Alexis suggested his attitude may not be quite on point.”

    really?? rubbish..who wouldn’t be mad at players who don’t care? PNE..BOURNEMOUTH?? Our players have no hunger and will..they don’t care so..even Messi and Ronaldo hv players who makes football easier for em…crap article

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  4. Break-on-through

    I don’t think Greizmann is an upgrade on Alexis. Both of them are not orthodox CFs. Alexis has shown he can play there though. Greizmann can play it too but doesn’t have Alexis’s strength, Alexis is better for a lone forward out of the two. Greizmann, work rate and tackling does not come naturally to him, he tries his best because of the manager over there. Alexis doesn’t need to be told, Alexis is a dream for a manager. I suspect if Greizmann were off, Simeone would be more than happy swapping between these two players. As for who’s the better winger, it’s close, but because of Alexis’s all round capabilities, it goes to him. Greizmann is a very slight physique, not ideal for Prem, in a tall strong team that would be fine, but sometimes we lack strength and character. I’d take Alexis all day long.

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    1. Twig

      Griezmann usually plays with a bigger striker. And as a plus, he plays very well with Giroud. Unlike Sanchez, Griezmann actually stays in his position as centre forward, instead of exhausting himself all over the pitch like Alexis does.

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  5. luvdaguns

    the problem is, they wont spend that money, and the loss of our key player, sends a wrong signal, hold on to your player.

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  6. Twig

    “Reports emerged this morning saying Arsene Wenger had offered Ozil £200,000-a-week and Sanchez £20,000-a-week less.”

    I don’t understand this. Why is Alexis offered less than Ozil???

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  7. Ks-Gunner

    If there is one thing i hate about arsenal, its the fact that we do have such a lame fan base. A fan base full of puppets, who instead of admitting fault and looking up for solution, we go on in deluding our selfs to explain the un explainable.

    Losing Sanchez means so much more then losing on a quality player. Sick and tired of this Bs.

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    1. bran99

      agree. instead of talking about bringing more quality players, we are thinking about selling Sanchez. he is the most hardworking, most hungry player in the team and there we are, celebrating his sale instead of crying for his stay and force the team to buy more like him.. we are ok with OGs and Ramseys signing new contracts and don’t care about the most ambitious player we have in Sanchez. fickle

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  8. HA559

    Incase you haven’t realized Sanchez is one the best players in the world right now. We have to get one more player like him only then teams (big teams) will take us seriously. Give a sign on bonus as well to keep him.

    Remember almost a couple season ago Wenger said South American players are the hardest working? Well guess what, we haven’t bought a South American player since then. Right now Work rate and defensive duties are our downfall. It can only be addressed with a full fit squad at this time

    High work rate players in midfield and attack for 70+ minute a game(when not on the ball),
    Sanchez, Welbeck, Cazorla and Coquelin and Elneny.
    Perez looks like he might have that in him, we will have to put him in the first team regularly to find out, he needs to bulk up though.

    Then we have 20-30 minute players who only play good for just that amount of minutes in a game, and theres a lot of them.

    …Soton/Norwich just drew Arsenal in the cup.

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  9. HA559

    Perez, Sanchez, Welbeck for the remainder of the season with Giroud coming in some games. You know what happens when Giroud becomes a regular, he goes 3+ games without a goal (last season 14 league games without 1). So it is important he doesn’t automatically becoem a regular, just comes in as subs in some games and in other he starts, it makes him better as well.

    These should be the main 4 attackers in the team with Walcott,Ox and Iwobi fighting for positions on the bench.

    I think both Perez and Webeck are both better than Walcott, others may disagree.

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    1. Trudeau

      I’d love to see Sanchez, Perez and Welbeck start a game and see what they can do. Actually throw in a motivated Theo (with Sanchez or Lucas at no. 10). Certainly not all the time, not even half the time but it sure would be fun to watch press the heck out of a team.

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  10. Arsenal_Girl

    Keep Alexis, Ozil AND get Greizmann
    Think BIG or we will always just be top 4 and not champions

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    1. NY_Gunner

      @A_Girl
      Greizmann wants a big money move to ManU. To be with his buddy Pogba…

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      1. bran99

        there are so many players that wanted a move to Arsenal but ended up somewhere else, anyone is on sale at the right price..

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  11. Fatboy Gooney

    60 million?😮
    We can Consider him sold then and I very much doubt that this fee will be spent on a decent replacement.

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  12. gotanidea

    60 millions is a very low price for someone like Sanchez, that can be a playmaker and score a lot of goals as well. We should keep him at all cost.

    Griezmann’s role in Atletico Madrid is like Vardy in Leicester City. He is purely a speedy goalscorer, which can be an upgrade for our inverted wingers (Perez/ Walcott/ Chamberlain).

    I think what is really lacking in the team currently are players that are able to control the game, dictate the tempo and have good vision. We already have Sanchez and Cazorla, but usually only one is available and they usually are deployed in the wrong positions, so it is better to get another player like them. If Arsenal really wants to sell Sanchez, he is worth no less than 100 millions.

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