The drum beats are taking up new sounds in respect of the rumours and counter rumours linking Alexis Sanchez to Arsenal. There are various reports in the media that the club has agreed personal terms with the Barcelona player. While other reports avers that the club has gone further and submitted a bid for the one popularly called ‘boy wonder’ in his home country.
However, according to reports, Arsenal are not the only club interested in the Chilean. Liverpool are reported to also be interested in him. With the possibility of using him as a makeweight in a deal to take Luis Suarez to the Nou Camp, while there have been reports that the Merseyside club will have to do an only cash deal for the Chilean.
Also from Arsenal’s point of view, Alexis Sanchez is said to want a move to the Emirates over Liverpool, here are five reasons why the Chilean could prefer Arsenal over Liverpool.
1. Arsenal’s midfield
The potential of Arsenal’s midfield is well enshrined. And it a midfield that has the potential to supply the ammunition that any attacker would love; with Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey, Santi Cazorla, Theo Walcott, Tomas Rosicky, Jack Wilshere and Mikel Arteta, the club possesses that ability to get a target excited.
2. Arsene Wenger
It is no secret that there are players the world over who would love to play for the Frenchman. He was instrumental to the signing of the Mezut Ozil. Has his fluent German, meant he could easily communicate with Ozil. And he could be a factor in any transfer that would take the Chilean to the Emirates.
3. The Appeal of London
Some might have their gross with this. But it no doubt will play a part in the mind of the Chilean. London is a cosmopolitan city, and Arsenal happens to be the biggest club in the biggest city in Europe. There would be no shortage of Chilean Restaurant for Sanchez to visit when he joins.
4. The Style of Play
Arsenal’s style of play is highly similar to the Barcelona modern. With the short passing game of both clubs. Even though, the club has tended to move away a little bit toward the countering attacking angle, the Chilean will no doubt fit well into any of the category. And the opportunity to express himself fully instead of the Barca style that prioritize the shorting passing game over expression of personal ability on the ball.
5. The Recent FA Cup
The end of the trophy drought in May lifted a weight off the shoulders of the club, which met it is now firmly attractive to players who feels the club can genuinely be contenders for major trophies. The Wembley triumph meant more than a trophy to the future of Arsenal.