Arsenal have finally confirmed the news about Alexis Sanchez and the Chilean is now officially an Arsenal player having agreed a five year deal with the club. The Gunners have paid close to £30m to secure Sanchez’s services from Barcelona and the player is expected to join with the Gunners squad by the end of this month.
“I’m so happy to be joining Arsenal, a club which has a great manager, a fantastic squad of players, huge support around the world and a great stadium in London,” said Sánchez.
“I’m looking forward to meeting my new team-mates and to be playing for Arsenal in the Premier League and Champions League. I will give my best to Arsenal and want to make all the supporters happy”
Arsenal fans as you would expect are over the moon now and from the looks of it even the players are equally excited to hear the news. Theo Walcott, Aaron Ramsey and Wojciech Szczesny took to their social accounts to express their views.
— Aaron Ramsey (@aaronramsey) July 10, 2014
What a Signing!!!!! Can not wait and looking forward to playing with Alexis Sanchez!!!!! #COYG
— Theo Walcott (@theowalcott) July 10, 2014
And here are some of the reactions from the footballing fraternity starting with the former Everton and Socceroos legend Tim Cahill.
— Tim Cahill (@Tim_Cahill) July 10, 2014
Alexis Sánchez is a fabulous signing for Arsenal and a great addition to the Premier League.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) July 10, 2014
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) July 10, 2014
I don't understand how Alexis Sánchez Is only worth 28 million in the current football market. He's world class. Top 10 in the world for me
— Micah Richards (@MicahRichards) July 10, 2014
Sanchez is a Gooner. So happy! Quality player #getin
— Ray Parlour (@RealRomfordPele) July 10, 2014
— Lukas-Podolski.com (@Podolski10) July 10, 2014