In the game of football, you never say never. Over the years, there has been a number of moves that have raised eyebrows, as key players have made the switch from their clubs to a rival club. Robin Van Persie’s move from Arsenal to Manchester United caused a lot of stir, Luis Figo also made the odd switch from Camp Nou to the Bernabeu, while Ashley Cole is still hated by Gunners fans following his move to Chelsea, and many Chelsea fans were unhappy when club legend Petr Cech crossed to the other side of London. These things happen in football, and they always cause a stir.
Just two days ago, rumours started linking Alexis Sanchez to Chelsea, and. I’ve read with interest the opinions of many Blues fans on the subject. Some feel it’ll be a good buy, some don’t want him because he’s a Gunner, while many have said he might disrupt the current flow of the team.
First I’d like to talk about the player Alexis Sanchez. The Chilean is a dynamic player who can play as a winger, a support striker, a striker and can be given a free role. I was a bit disappointed when Chelsea didn’t signify any interest in Sanchez, after he was due to leave Barcelona. He didn’t have the best of years at Barca, but there was no doubting his quality, and he has shown his qualities in the Premiership.
Sanchez’s qualities as a player fits Chelsea’s 3-4-3 system under Antonio Conte, and the fact he can play many positions makes him all the more useful. He has the pace and work rate to play down the flanks, he has the skill and drive to cause havoc during counters, and his finishing as well as long range shooting are just incredible.
I can only imagine the extra quality Sanchez will bring to the team, when combined with the likes of Eden Hazard and Diego Costa. He can also play upfront for Chelsea, in case of an injury to Diego Costa.
However, signing Sanchez might mean extra competition for Willian and Pedro, but surely the team needs that competition — every great team does. Knowing that we’re going back into the Champions League next season, we’ll need all the quality we can get, and signing Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal will be a great deal.
However, I don’t think Wenger will want to sell his prized asset to Chelsea. But with Sanchez’s contract running out in the summer of 2018, it would be out of Wenger’s hands soon, as it was in the case of Robin Van Persie. All we can do is watch the drama as things unfold.