Three Possible Replacements For Alexis Sanchez Who Arsenal Can Target
It is the worst possible time for Arsenal to lose their star players as they have failed to qualify for the Champions League, which will reduce their pull in the summer transfer market. Chilean winger Alexis Sanchez has been constantly linked with an exit in recent times and with no UCL football to offer, the Gunners are close to losing their talisman.
It will be impossible for them to sign a high profile like Sanchez this summer, but Arsenal should not take long to move back into the top-4 spots and should not find it impossible to replace Alexis Sanchez in the future. Wenger will already be looking at a number of stars who can take his place at the Emirates and here are three players who can replace the 28-year old in a year or two at Arsenal:
Douglas Costa (Bayern Munich)
The Brazilian speed merchant is easily one of the best players in his position in Europe but he has found it hard to break into the first team under Carlo Ancelotti at the Allianz Arena this season. If Carlo adds more quality to his attack, Costa could find himself further down the pecking order. Without UCL football, Arsenal may not be to land him this summer but surely, he is one of the few players who can genuinely replace Sanchez.
Yannick Carrasco (Atletico Madrid)
The Belgian winger was in terrific form at the Vicente Calderon this season but Atletico Madrid failed to lift any trophy and have shown no progress. They were kicked out of the Champions League by Real Madrid in the semi-final. So it will not come as a surprise if the 23-year old decides to quit the Spanish capital. He will cost a fortune and will not entertain domestic football on a regular basis, but is surely an option to replace the Chilean at the Emirates.
Marco Asensio (Real Madrid)
Another La Liga man who Wenger can look at is Real Madrid sensation Marco Asensio. Having broken into the first team just this season under Zinedine Zidane, the 21-year old has established himself as one of the most exciting players in the Spanish league and is now searching for regular football at the highest level. Real may not be able to provide him with that next season as well, and this might see Asensio be put up for sale. Arsenal cannot offer UCL football but can definitely make him a regular starter, which might be enough for him to join Arsenal.