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Will Sanchez’ late arrival affect his start for Arsenal?

Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal players are clocking up the miles at the minute. The Gunners flew straight back from America after the disappointing defeat by New York Red Bulls in a pre-season friendly, and they will be flying out of London again today, heading to Austria for a four day training camp.

Arsenal fans will be hoping to see more from their heroes in the two Emirates Cup games this weekend, against Benfica and Monaco, so this training camp should be very useful, especially as Wenger will have some more of his players back to work with.

Barca to help Arsenal keep Vermaelen from Man United transfer!

It has been on the cards all summer, and it still looks like Arsenal are set to say goodbye to yet another club captain. After seeing Cesc Fabregas join Barcelona and Robin van Persie head to Manchester United, losing our Belgian defender Thomas Vermaelen may not leave quite such a hole in the Arsenal team, but it is still far from ideal.

WOW! Messi to Arsenal transfer not a pipe dream after all?

I got a lot of stick from some Arsenal fans after writing an article last year about the Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi possibly coming to play for Arsenal. Now I am not saying that I was right, because I wrote the story as an April Fool’s Day piece, but amazingly, The Express are now reporting that arguably the best player to ever lace up a pair of football boots was actually contemplating becoming a Gunner.

Rodgers reveals reason (he reckons) for Sanchez choosing Arsenal

Last summer definitely saw Liverpool get one over on Arsenal, with Arsene Wenger making the infamous bid for Luis Suarez of one pound over £40 million. That may or may not have triggered a release clause in the cannibalistic Uruguayan striker’s contract, but they stood firm and used the opportunity to take the mickey and show Arsenal plenty of disrespect along the way.

Ozil and Wenger had BIG influence on Sanchez choosing Arsenal

When it became clear that our new signing Alexis Sanchez had made Arsenal his choice, despite interest from the Italian champions Juventus and some of our big rivals in the Premier League, the arrogance of the Liverpool fans rose to the surface. They hit out at the Chilean and us via social media, accusing him of choosing the London lifestyle over football glory by coming to Arsenal, a club with no history and ambition, according to the red scousers.

It’s PUMA day for Arsenal but Sanchez transfer may NOT go through!

With the launch of the new Arsenal kit and other training gear and merchandise designed by the club’s new commercial partners NIKE later today, Arsenal fans are expecting it to be accompanied by the announcement of some new players to strengthen our hunt for another trophy.

The arrival of Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona seems to be the worst kept transfer secret in the world, but now it seems that the Chile international might not be one of the new Gunners unveiled today after all. The Daily Express are reporting that the deal is being held up because of the ongoing negotiations between his Catalan club and our Premier League rivals over the sale of Gnasher, or Luis Suarez as he is sometimes known.

Here’s why Arsenal pulled out the stops to get Sanchez…

It looks like the Arsenal comeback from the dark days of selling some of our best players; like Ashley Cole, Cesc Fabregas, Samir Nasri and Robin van Persie, is well on the way. After Arsene Wenger smashed the club transfer record for Mesut Ozil last summer, it looks like the Frenchman is set to spend even more this summer, with the marquee signing being another La Liga star, this time from Barcelona.

CONFIRMED! Alexis Sanchez to sign for Arsenal today!

Arsene Wenger himself has confirmed that Alexis Sanchez is on the verge of putting pen to paper on a contract with Arsenal Football Club. This is the news that we have been expecting and waiting for, but it is good to hear some official confirmation, especially after last summer, when we all expected the Gunners to announce the signing of the Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain from Real Madrid, only to see him sign for Napoli in Serie A.

Liverpool fans attack Sanchez over Arsenal transfer!

Many of the Arsenal transfer rumours in recent days have involved the Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez, with it becoming increasingly likely that the likes of Liverpool, Man United and Juventus are falling behind in the race to sign the Chile international.

In fact, today, most of the media in England, Spain and Italy are reporting the transfer as almost a done deal, including a Talksport report from Liverpool based journalist James Pearce, who says that the Anfield club have thrown in the towel and accepted defeat in their pursuit of the talented 25-year old.

Liverpool take final crack at beating Arsenal to Sanchez

I don’t think the Gooners need to be too worried about the latest piece of Arsenal transfer news concerning the Barcelona star Alexis Sanchez. If the rumours about the Gunners offering the 25-year old Chilean a long term contract on around £130,000 a week are true, that is.

Because the Metro has claimed that our Premier League rivals Liverpool have made one final attempt to beat us to the punch by offering Sanchez an even bigger salary of £150,000 a week. This smacks of desperation to me, as the player has apparently chosen Arsenal for other reasons that the money.

Sanchez to Arsenal transfer at risk from Man United AND City!!

I wish that Arsene Wenger would hurry up and seal the deal to bring Alexis Sanchez to Arsenal, because the longer the talks go on without a concrete resolution, the more chance there is of it turning into another Gonzalo Higuain situation. And media reports suggest that both of our Premier League rivals from Manchester could be the ones to leave Arsenal empty handed.

If it is the matter of a fee, with Wenger trying to squeeze an extra few million for Arsenal out of the deal, it could all go wrong, especially now that the Daily Star is reporting that Man City are interested in the Barcelona and Chile striker. And they are willing to go as high as £40 million for him.

Why Liverpool keeping Suarez is GOOD NEWS for Arsenal

Who knows what would have happened if Arsenal had been right about the £40 million release clause in the Liverpool contract of Luis Suarez last summer. The Uruguayan striker would definitely have accepted the move and the Gunners may well have sealed the Premier League title, even though we probably would not have signed Mesut Ozil.

Liverpool dug their heels in though, and are preparing to do so again this summer, even after the toothy one’s third biting incident, on Italy’s Chiellini at the World Cup means that Suarez is banned until nearly November. Barcelona are ready to try to sign the controversial striker, after he finally admitted what he had done and apologised, but the Spanish club expect to be able to get him for around £60 million, according to the Daily Star, while Liverpool want their full valuation of £80 million.