Alexis Sanchez completed his move at Arsenal for an undisclosed fee, reported to be around £32 million, on Thursday.
After an impressive World Cup with surprise package Chile, the former Barcelona winger gained many plaudits leaving a host of clubs interested including Liverpool and Juventus. However, the Chilean winger chose the option to join Arsenal.
Arsenal show yet more ambition
Following the signing of £42 million of Mesut Ozil the previous summer, Arsenal showed a new ambition by smashing their transfer record. Fans were left excited at the prospect of a new era at Arsenal and were left satisfied at the first taste of a trophy in nine years, lifting the FA Cup in a dramatic victory, giving the sign of better and bigger things to come in north London.
Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has been heavily criticised in the past for not splashing the cash on big marquee signings; however, with an early signing under the belt, Arsenal fans may expect more to come from the manager this summer.
Arsenal to strengthen further?
The Gunners’ Premier League title hopes faded away in the second half of the season, with injuries to key players playing a big part to the downfall. Lacking strength in depth and pace in forward areas due to the injuries of Theo Walcott and Aaron Ramsey left Arsenal craving a new face in the forward line, as a result leaving Frenchman Olivier Giroud isolated in the striker position.
There are rumours circulating that Arsenal are interested in the signature of German midfielder Sami Khedira and Bayern Leverkusen midfielder Lars Bender to fill a void in the defensive midfield position.
The signing of Sanchez may have sparked a very busy summer for Arsenal with exciting and ambitious times ahead.
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