Alexis Sanchez becomes Arsenal’s first summer signing

Alexis SanchezArsenal fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern are ready to splash out and get some champagne as BBC Sport report yesterday’s big story that the Gunners have finally landed Alexis Sanchez.

The Arsenal faithful had been eagerly waiting and hoping that manager Arsene Wenger would be able to push through a sale for the Barcelona forward.

Despite the Catalans’ move for Liverpool’s Luis Suarez being held up, Luis Enrique’s side have relented and allowed Sanchez to officially become a Gunner.

Pictured in Arsenal’s colours for the first time, 25-year-old Sanchez has penned a long-term deal that will see Wenger hand over £35 million to Barcelona – and it is money we feel has been very well spent.

Sanchez spoke for the first time since joining the club and noted: “I’m so happy to be joining a club which has a great manager, a fantastic squad of players and huge support around the world.

“I’m looking forward to playing in the Premier League and Champions League.”

Arsenal fans. How happy are you happy to have signed a player who has netted 47 goals in 141 appearances for Barcelona? Is this the start of really moving forward as a club? Let us know your thoughts below.

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