Arsenal fans are used to the tapping up tactics used by Barcelona when they are chasing one of our Spanish stars, but it would seem that they are not the only top European club that likes their players to help snare their transfer targets.
Alexis Sanchez’s Chile team-mate Arturo Vidal has been urging the Arsenal superstar to join him at Bayern Munich for the last year, and now they are both playing together for Chile at the Confederations Cup he is certain to be talking to him again about a move to the German giants.
Vidal continues to say that Munich is the best team in the world, and he can certainly point to Arsenal’s humiliation against Bayern in the Champions League to emphasise the gap in quality between the two sides, but he believes that Alexis will make the Germans into an even better side. “We’ll see if Alexis is coming, I do not know yet,” Vidal told Bild. “I know him very well. He is a spectacular player. And with him, we would surely improve.
“We already have a lot of top-level players. We are the best club in the world.”
I am sure most Arsenal fans can’t wait for the Confederations Cup to end so that we can find out what is really going on with Sanchez and his Arsenal contract and also to get him away from Vidal who is surely trying to persuade him to choose Munich as his next destination.
If Alexis does decide to move on, would we rather he went to Germany than join one of our Premier League rivals?