Arsenal talking to PSG star as Alexis replacement?

We Arsenal fans have to be honest with ourselves that the recent rumours about our contract talks with Alexis Sanchez have been decidedly un-positive. Whether it is true that the Chilean is demanding 300,000 a week to persuade him to sign may or may not be true, but Alexis himself has said many times that he wants to win trophies with Arsenal. This is a fact not a rumour.

It is also a fact that Sanchez has looked increasingly frustrated when we have dropped points, and with us currently sitting in 5th place, 8 points behind Chelsea, the EPL title seems to be receding into the distance. So with it looking more and more likely that Alexis will want to leave for a more successful side, there would be no surprise that Wenger is looking for suitable replacements, and the latest one to enter the frame is the PSG hitman Lucas Moura.

The Brazilian is versatile like Sanchez, and at only 24 years old he will still have a long career in front of him. Moura has been at PSG for three and a half years now so he could now be willing to take on a bigger challenge that the French Championship, and I am certain that we could afford him with the funds we get for Alexis if he leaves…

Who thinks this would be an acceptable swap for Arsenal?



  1. HairyCustard says:

    Sanchez for Lucas isn’t acceptable at all. Sanchez is in a different league (in terms of quality) to Lucas, who is inconsistent and does not convert enough. Imo we should do everything in our power to keep Sanchez – this will send a message that we are able to keep our top players, making us a more attractive side for players to come to. Or should we carry on as we have done many times and just sell our best-performing players? We are Arsenal for fuck’s sake so why are we behaving like a small club? Our financial situation is fine so we need to grab the bull by the horns and tie Sanchez down. Players who add literally no value to the team anymore, such as (sorry to say, cos I like him) Mertesacker can be sold to free up wages for Sanchez/Ozil. The way the footballing world is going, all top-class talent have huge wages – we expect to be able to attract big players/convince them to stay without adapting to this. It is far from ideal that money is changing football like this, but what can we do? Imo we need to offer players like Sanchez and Ozil (especially Sanchez) the money that they deserve (compared to players of similar quality) or we will lose our big players and be left behind with the old times while the big money teams begin to dominate more and more. Think about it this way – if we cannot spare wages for Sanchez/Ozil now, does that mean (if we manage to keep both of them) that we will be unable to make any marquee signings of their quality until they leave?

  2. firehart says:

    I’ve always thought of Lucas Moura as more of a Walcott than a Sanchez

    1. Arturitou says:

      lucas moura is far more skillfull than walcott, I see him more likea winger like douglas costa.

      1. Break-on-through says:

        His passing is miles ahead of Walcott. Ball control and vision is way above Walcott’s too. His finishing is poor, and it’s French league. If it looked like wee were definitely going to lose Alexis, PSG have some nice players. I’d try and get Verratti, plus 40m or another good young player.

  3. Moura turned down Man utd for psg…the lad’s a mercenary through and through. If we can’t afford Sanchez then probably we can’t afford Moura’s wage demands too.

  4. jl75 says:

    Moura is a skilled player, but he has been unable to keep a regular performance level throughout his time at PSG. He has often played brilliantly and was pure crap in the next game.
    I can’t see him being able to cope with the very demanding PL. Even if he is younger than Sanchez, I can’t imagine him becoming a top-top player.

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