Arsenal football team completed the transfer of the Chile striker for a sum of £35m deal. This will make Sanchez the second most expensive player to be transferred to Arsenal. After Ozil who cost the premier league club £42.5m.
Alexis, a 25 year old, was in Barcelona for 3 seasons since he joined the Catalans in 2011. Other club interested in Alexis includes, Liverpool and Juventus.
Speaking with Arsenal.com, the Arsenal manager said:
"As many people have seen during the World Cup this summer, Alexis is a fantastic footballer and we are delighted that he is joining us at Arsenal Football Club.
Alexis will add power, creativity and much quality to our squad and we are all looking forward to him joining up with us in a few weeks. He has consistently produced top-quality performances at the highest level for a number of seasons now and we are all excited to see him integrate into the Arsenal squad. I’m sure all Arsenal supporters will join me in welcoming Alexis to our club."
Also speaking is Sanchez, In his words
"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. 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."
A tweet confirming Alexis Sanchez joining the team below:
Sanchez had scored 47 goals in 141 games while in Barcelona, though the Catalans fans believe he had failed to meet their expectations after joining the team from Udinese for 37.5m euros.
We wish best of the season in Arsenal as we believe he will be a constant threat to best defenders in the league.