Three Players Arsenal Could Sign To Replace Alexis Sanchez
There has been a lot of speculation regarding Alexis Sanchez’s move away from Arsenal, especially after they failed to qualify for the UEFA Champions League.
The Chilean was unhappy with the club and looked frustrated for the most part since the back end of the last season and was inches away from a move to Manchester City having accepted an agreement, but no one knows how he managed to remain in North London.
A lot of drama unfolded regarding Arsene Wenger’s decision to start with Sanchez, especially when the former Barcelona man didn’t seem to be in the right frame of mind at the start of the season.
Although he has been in fine form recently, his future is constantly up for discussion. The Chilean has been linked to a move away to league leaders Manchester City and Real Madrid. With his time at the Emirates almost at an end, who could they sign to help them reach the heights again?
He has been the centre of attention for as much time as Sanchez. Right from the summer transfer window, Arsene Wenger has been planning to land the explosive left-winger from Monaco.
The Gunners splashed huge amounts of cash on the final day of the window but could not land their man. With two goals and three assists this season, Lemar isn’t hitting the heights from last season but he still is one of the best players in Ligue 1.
His positioning sense is absolutely incredible and being a winger, playing very high up the pitch, his passing in the final third is excellent. The Frenchman’s crossing is first-rate too, as he delivers early and directly into a dangerous area.
Lemar could add a lot of dynamism, fluency and precision to Wenger’s side, something they would need if Sanchez does leave.
Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund)
Might be a little far-fetched but if Arsenal do sign him, they would have gotten one of the brightest and most talented teenagers in world football.
The American has the ability to leave defenders befuddled and completely embarrassed. Pulisic could be the real deal if he comes to London as he is just 19 and will only get better in the years to come.
The American is known for his crossing and link-up play and is a threat almost every time he picks up the ball. He might not have composure on the ball like Lemar, but he has time on his hands to improve this aspect of his game.
Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace)
This could be a huge upgrade for the Gunners as Wilfried Zaha has the capability to produce moments of magic. The winger was signed by giants Manchester United, the last transfer made by Sir Alex Ferguson but things didn’t work for him all that well.
Having been an Eagle almost all his life, the stylish forward is helping them get out of the relegation zone this season. His dribbling, skill moves, crossing and finishing are all worth the mention.
The best part about him is his change of pace, which often leaves defenders on their heels. Most importantly, he is a match winner, just what Arsene needs down the left flank.