Reports are circulating that Alexis Sanchez has demanded an early transfer before the Thursday deadline and it does seem he may get his wish. Although my favoured team for Sanchez would be PSG, Manchester currently are the first to make a move today with what seems a cash offer that Arsenal are trying to turn into a plus player offer. In this article, I profile five players who Arsenal might want to try make part of the deal.
A player many perceived to be on his way out of City, with the arrival of Jesus and reports of Pep Guardiola not happy with his work rate. Should Sanchez join, Aguero’s first team opportunities would be diminish even further so it could work out a good deal for all concerned. Sergio Aguero is the son in law of debatably the best player in the world Diego Maradona, as well as being one of the greatest strikers in Premier League history. Although not as fast as he once was he still has everything that made him one of the elite players in football, make no doubt about it, this is the player Arsenal fans want.
Altough his stock has diminished in the past couple of years, it is worth remembering City fought of stiff competition and paid top dollar for this defensive midfielder come centre back. After loan spells at Valencia where he put more tackles in than at any other time in his career. He’s big, he’s strong and a fighter, in the right surroundings he could be either a good foil for Xhaka or add pace to rather slower back line.
Signing for the best of £45 million, this time last year, Sane featured in three quarters of the games last year for City and increasingly looks a player destined for greatness. Playing on the left Leroy Sane would be a like for like replacement, providing skill, pace and a keen eye for a pace.
A polarising figure among many football fans in England, on his day Sterling can be unplayable due to his trickery and extreme pace. Obvious problems come from when he has time to think a little like Walcott but he still has many years to be a far greater player than his England colleague.
A truly versatile player who can play anywhere from attacking midfielder to defensive midfield as he is currently. A Rare breed of athletic yet technical game reader, Fernandinho would be just what Arsenal need but it is very unlikely Pep would let him leave.
I got into football as a kid watching Italian football in the afternoons and ever since I’ve been hooked on tactics and the continental side of the game. I’ve written about Italian football in the past among other things but now it’s time to write about, the embodiment of how I see the beautiful game, Arsenal. Hopefully writing things and opinions about the game you haven’t seen before, I like a bit of a joke too.