Selling Sanchez is best for club IF we buy adequate replacements. by Konstantin Mitov
Well, I’ve been a huge fan of Alexis Sanchez over his Arsenal career. Truly the best player we’ve got in the squad, but at the end of the day no player is bigger than the squad. If I had to chose I’d keep Sanchez and get rid of Wenger, but it doesn’t work like that.
Truth is Arsenal needs a rebuild. The club has sunk to it’s lowest point in years and although deep inside I feel like it’ll get worse, because we’ve been heading downhill for a long time, I want to be positive this year and I’ll start with a few good things that actually have happened.
We’ve sold Coquelin and despite some really good moments he’s given me, like that 2-0 win at City, we’ve removed some dead wages and thank god, we’re selling Walcott! The never-ending potential that will just come tomorrow, playing well only when his contract is up for grabs, Theo symbolises the failure of the English core project and I wish him all the best at Everton.
We’ve offered Wilshere a new contract with some wage lowering and with his injury record I think a performance based contract would’ve been nice, but right now Arsenal needs Jack a lot. We need players who actually care for this football club.
Now it’s time for iffy land, which is a land I hate when it comes to Arsenal, because we always end up on the wrong side, but since we’re selling Alexis, it’d be better to get someone in return. Mikhitaryan is the mentioned name and plus 35 million pounds, it’s a bloody good deal for an out of form player with less than 6 months left on his contract.
Besides look. He’ll get a 30 million sign on fee + 400k pounds/week. This is insane and adding this to the fact that he’s not very popular amongst his team mates, if I was in charge of the club I’d sell him, get Mikhitaryan and use the money on more reinforcements.
Latest rumours suggest the deal hangs in the balance of the Armenian agreeing a move, but Sven Mislintat knows him from his time at Dortmund and at the current state of our midfield I think he is an improvement. And speaking of our new German scout, the hot pea on the pan is Pierre Aubameyang.
It’s a big IF whether we would get him, but this would be a huge boost to the club. It’s the best possible transfer and considering his goalscoring record and our lack of ideas up front, bringing him in could create a real force of Ozil, Lacazette and PEA up front.
Since this is Arsenal though, unless I see him in our shirt, it’s still just a nice dream, and we were also linked with that Malcom guy, who apparently we’ve not enquired about according to Bordeaux representatives, so yeah, it’s all just theory and with Arsenal it’s usually false.
But what could be nice is seeing other people apart from Wenger making key decisions at the club. This is ultimately the best thing that can happen to us. If we manage to strip him of some of his power, because it’s frankly impossible to get him out without either Kroenke selling the club, or fans making an outrage, with both seeming unlikely events.
Anyway, I’m used to disappointment here at Arsenal so even if we fail to get anyone I won’t be too bothered as it’s just pointless to care while Arsene is sinking the ship to rock bottom and digging lower.