We’ve been hearing for a while now that Alexis Sanchez could well be on his way out of Barcelona in the summer.
The Chilean has had a disappointing second season in Spain and has only started 11 games as the Catalan club march towards another La Liga title.
Manchester United and City as well as Liverpool have all been linked with the Chilean international in the past, but nowArsenal have emerged as a new contender for his signature, says The Daily Mail.
Apparently the Gunner’s are weighing up several attacking targets for the summer window – Barca’s David Villa has previously been mentioned – and would love to add Sanchez to their squad.
Arsene Wenger feels that the 24-year-old would suit his club’s style (that’s free flowing passing football, not trophyless, I’m guessing) and it seems that the sporting director of Sanchez’s former side Udinese, Fabrizio Labrini, agrees.
‘Sanchez needs to play the ball on the ground, just like Arsenal. That would be his ideal game,’ he said.Labirni also remarked that interested parties should remember the former Udinese man’s style of play when trying to crowbar him into a rigid system.‘I do not know his current situation at the Spanish club. But his fitness problems have definitely limited his performances.‘The only thing that these teams will have to consider is that he is a player who needs freedom to play his way. In teams that have particularly rigid patterns of play he might have a few problems.’