Premier League rivals the reason Arsenal asking just £50m for Alexis?

You would think the crazily inflated transfer market of today that sees defenders regularly signing for close to £50 million, China paying crazy wages and the money side of the game seemingly in a never ending spiral, that Arsenal would be able to ask a huge transfer fee to any club wanting to sign Alexis Sanchez.

Even the fact that the Chilean striker is about to enter the final year of his contract should not make that much difference, as any club wanting to sign him should have strong competition. The problem for Arsene Wenger, however, could be the fact that the EPL is the richest league in the world.

So selling Sanchez to the highest bidder might not be the best thing, if it means that he goes to one of our Premier League rivals. And as The Guardian that our striker is wanted by Chelsea at the same time that reports are saying that our asking price is just £50 million, putting two and two together tells me that Wenger is trying to encourage a club outside of England to sign him.

The rumours at the minute are about Chelsea but you can easily imagine all of our big rivals wanting Sanchez in their side. That is something that would drive anyone connected with Arsenal up the wall, so should we sell Alexis on the cheap as long as he goes abroad?



  1. Arsenal007 says:

    We always seem to put ourselves in this kind of situation.
    Remember Nasri, A. COLE, RvP…just to mention a few.
    We sell our best players to our competition…THEY WIN…WE DON’T.

  2. Twig says:

    I’ll offer him to Bayern or Real Madrid rather than have him go to Chelsea.

  3. SoOpa AeoN says:

    At the mention of £££s €€€s $$$s ¥¥¥s wenger salivates easily….. When vain profit is involved, count him in…
    Hope he steps on his saliva and slips off
    On 2nd thought, why don’t he evaluate himself and place himself in the market…… Quite sure there’d be a number of french suitors willing to take him to church in a heartbeat!

  4. SoOpa AeoN says:

    How much is Mr. potato Head worth in Today’s market?
    Hope PSG comes to our rescue soon!!

  5. rahul says:

    When is the current season ending… :/

    1. arsenalfan1 says:

      When is the next season starting when Arsenal FC are not being pulled down by a dope of a manager?

  6. Ronny331 says:

    Who knows and frankly urks me to even think about it.
    Off topic:
    What’s the criteria for our possible next manager?
    Look at tucchel. Wears a long coat like Wenger and also resembles Mr burns as our man does.
    His team pass the ball well and are threatening up top but defense is not convincing and cr*p at defending set pieces.
    The players seem to be bred weak.

    Gazidis and kroenke “ah that team and seem to fit our bill!”

    Based on their game against ingolstadt.
    The striker for ingolstadt seems a handful very Costa like.

  7. Break-on-through says:

    My god, did anyone see latest Alexis comments.

    …I’m happy in London and I hope to finish my contract at Arsenal. “I want to stay in a winning team and keep playing in the same city”, I want to play in a team that has aspirations. “I’m 28 years old and still have allot ahead of me, I’m a player who takes great care of himself.

    Talk about a knife straight through the heart. He sounds like he’s been tapped up, and fully intends on running that contract down.

    To talk like this without saying ..”I could never join a rival London team” is totally disrespectful to the Gooner fan-base. The only winning team in the city is Chelsea, so I don’t even think the biggest of spin doctors could find the up-side.

    1. ThirdManJW says:

      I just read that. He’s basically confirmed is exit, because Arsenal are not getting anywhere near a major trophy until Wenger goes.

      This whole situation has been brought about by Wenger, and the board, so they only have themselves to blame. We can now all see why the likes of Cesc, Nasri, RVP, and even the great Henry left us – they knew the club was going nowhere, and they have been proven right. We’re now going through the same process with Sanchez, and over the next two years (if Wenger stays for that period of time), the move will have been proven to be a correct one.

      My only glimmer of hope (and it’s about a 0.1% chance), is that Wenger leaves, we get in top class manager like Simeone asap, which might give us a slight chance of keeping Sanchez , as long as he signs a new contract.

      I know a lot of fans wouldn’t want us to sell him to any of our rivals, especially Chelsea, but what’s worse: Chelsea sign him for around £50 million, or Chelsea sign him only 12 months later on a free? And for those 12 months Sanchez may not be too bothered about performing, knowing he’s leaving.

      1. josh37 says:

        I think the bigger choice is a PL rival for >60mil or abroad for <40mil…
        Truth is Chelsea, City and United will attract attract top talent regardless..
        But if we lose our top asset for a cut-price deal I'm skeptical as to how much the club will be willing to spend on strengthening an Alexisless squad with no CL…

        1. arsenalfan1 says:

          It doesn’t matter what the club are willing to spend on strengthening as long as a dope of manager is in charge.

          1. josh37 says:

            Of course it does… Conte took over a quality squad and look how far he’s pushed them this season!
            Whereas Brendan Rodgers mess, David Moyes mess, LVG’s mess, and City’s defence has how 100’s of millions invested into their squads that our board, frankly won’t make that available.. not to mention the wages the incoming players have been put on!
            This attitude of wanting the club to decline further just so a managerial change can come in to their liking is beyond petulant…
            Ozil, Xhaka, Bellerin, Mustafi, AOC, Koscielny are all solid building blocks for a quality squad if a quality manager is to take over.. making the right signings this summer is critical

            1. Lol..Am beginning to think it doesn’t really matter which coach is in charge at Arsenal as long as the board is still the same. Over the years it has become clear our only ambition is champions league qualification so, whoever comes in as long as he can get 4th place then he will stay. Winning a trophy or two might be a bonus but no one will ever push the manager to do so.why thefk did I ever become a fan of this club I wonder.

              1. bran99 says:

                AKB. you know it’s Wenger who made all that crap of 4th is trophy, that spread like a disease, and putting in mind the owner cares not about any progress of the club as long as money is flowing in, Wenger made sure money is flowing in and at the same time enjoy his stup***ty of finishing 4th coz he has no guts to win the EPL.

  8. Princegooner says:

    I don’t care if sanchez joins chelsea or not, we have seen this all before, Nasri, Rvp, Ashley Cole would you blame him.. if you where him what would you do, a club that has a manager that cares about nothing but himself and can’t seem to do the simple things right, sanchez is a winner and wants to win things; sorry if our manager and board don’t like winning. I want to ask you as a fan what is your joy as a supporter isn’t it to win trophies and brag a little but we have been bereft for so long. in my opinion sanchez speaks the mind of fans like us that wants to be happy we are winning trophies.
    for his wage is quite simple sell players that are eating up the wage bill, like jenkinson, debuchy etc you know them, and use that and add to sanchez and deserving players, Wenger should stop rewarding mediocrity.

  9. RSH says:

    Arsenal is a club that doesn’t care about winning so anything is possible.

  10. Selling Alexis to Chelsea or any other of our rivals in the PL would be the ultimate insult to the Fans, it wasn’t enough for the Board and the Owner to shove us the Fossil for another 2 years but they would sell our best player to our rivals which most probably will win the league while the senile will aim for the FA Cup…sad indeed

    1. Id rather we sell Sanchez for 50M to chelsea right now than he stays, plays like crap cause he is leaving and maybe even gets injured then walks off for nothing at the end of the season, and STILL JOINS Chelsea.

      1. bran99 says:

        there are suitors from abroad, Sanchez should be sold there. watching all the players that left us, winning trophies in the EPL is like an insult, Van P, A. Cole, Nasri and co. at Man city, all are enjoying while we are watching with nothing to do coz one man can’t manage the club no more and still wants more salaries?

  11. Ronny331 says:

    Tell it like it is alexis!

    Stadium paid off and we’re still a feeder club!

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