There had been worries over whether Alexis Sanchez would still be at the club next season, but those worries should be drowned out following the latest news.
The Chilean international has been given the recently-vacated number 7 shirt, which was last worn by Tomas Rosicky, for the coming season. Sanchez has been snapped posing with his new number on the back of the official kit of 2016/17.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) 23 May 2016
The club nor player would not have gone to the extent to change numbers had there not been uncertainty over his future, and he will no doubt be staying with us beyond the summer.
His relative silence in recent months has lead to worrying thoughts, along with the usual speculating media reporting such stories as the new number 7 being unwilling to sign a new contract.
Juventus, Bayern Munich and Manchester City had all been linked with the forward, but there seemingly appears to be no need to worry any longer.
Mesut Ozil has also confirmed his stay for the new season, and with Arsene Wenger seemingly working fast in the transfer window, our club should be more than ready to hit the ground running in August when the league commences.
It still remains to be seen when both Ozil and Sanchez will sign new deals, but they both have two years remaining on their current conditions, and there is no need to panic on such details until next season.
Could Alexis become the best ever Arsenal #7? Who is your current favourite? Pires? Platt? Rocastle? Brady?