Arsenal target Alexis Sanchez is closing on his move to the Gunners. Here are 5 things we know about the transfer…
1. Barcelona remove statement off club website – Barcelona have removed a statement on their club website which insisted that Sanchez had agreed a £30m deal with the London club. The statement also read messages of thanks and sincerity as fans, players and the board alike wish Sanchez all the best at Arsenal.
2. Arsenal to unveil new Puma kit and Sanchez tonight? – Are Arsenal about to announce the unveiling of their new Puma kit along with their star man wearing the strip in tonight’s kit launch? Speculation has surrounded the launch with the arrival of a new player or players as Debuchy and Remy are argued to be present as well.
3. Sanchez’s hairdresser reveals he is off to Arsenal – In a Tweet for Sanchez’s hairdresser, Carlos Moles said, “Alexis Sanchez visited us to say goodbye. As reported, he’ll join Arsenal” with a picture of the two taking a selfie.
4. BBC Sport have insisted the deal is close – BBC Sport, a favourable and reliable source have suggested the deal to sign Sanchez from Barcelona is very close now. Arsenal fans will be getting more and more impatient by the minute as the transfer saga continues.
5. Betting odds in favour of Arsenal – Paddy Power has put Arsenal 1/5 to land Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona, whilst Livepool remain 2/1 with Juventus at 7/1. It seems even a betting man would put his money on Arsenal being the Chileans destination for the summer.
By Oliver Baines | July 10th, 2014