With an urgent demand for a striker to lighten the burden of scoring which Arsenal’s lone forward Olivier Giroud had to bear last season pertinent, there can be no better choice than Alexis Alejandro Sanchez – the diminutive, lightening-quick and peerless finisher who over time has proven he has a champion DNA is the missing piece in Wenger’s “jigsaw”.
A man who in 2011 was voted by users of Fifa.com as the most promising youngster, who has still got his best years ahead of him at age 25 is the perfect complement to Olivier Giroud.
With an electrifying turn of pace over short distance he is the perfect fit for a swift counter-attacking move which when combined with the blistering pace of Theo Walcott in the opposing flank could see defenders quaking both in the premier league and in Europe; which will be reminiscent of the glory days of the invincible.
He has proven his quality in two top league divisions in Europe – the Italian Serie A and Spanish La Liga with a return of 19 league goals in 27 matches and 10 assist last season one can only begin to imagine how massive his contribution will be to gunners course who were goal-shy at the tail end of last season.
In the Serie A with Udinese he burnt defenders for pace as he continually churned out top drawer performances which drew the attention of some of Europe’s finest sides.
Sanchez has discreetly revealed to his friends that he would prefer a transfer to arsenal and an opportunity to work with le Prof which leave the ball squarely in the gaffers court in pricing him away from Barcelona.
Currently valued at £35m, one could say he is coming at a cut-price keeping in mind the inflated transfer market and comparing value with available options. At 25 he has got his best footballing days in him yet and his signing would be in line with the club transfer policy and keep the club on the safe side of the UEFA FFP.
Either playing as a center forward or playing from the flanks he has proven to be a handful for defenders all over Europe and with a great composure and a calmness in front of goal one could see a bit of the ‘king of highbury’ Thierry Henry in him. Playing him alongside Giroud and Walcott may see the deadliest trio the club has seen since the days of Henry-Ljunberg-Pires.
Adored in his country, feared in Europe and dubbed El Nino Maravilla (the wonderkid) in his homeland and with a mentality to become the best, arsenal yet stand a chance to get the best of him. He just may be the signing to which will breathe life and give fangs to an otherwise toothless attack…….SIGN HIM UP LE PROF