Relief is not the word to describe the faces of Arsenal fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern as Metro claim that the Gunners came close to missing out on Alexis Sanchez – nearly signing Pedro from Barcelona instead.
As our regulars note, this is certainly a good thing for the North London side as we know just how well Alexis has adapted to life in England.
According to the majority of people at the bar, he is a far better player than Pedro.
We have however decided to forget the fact that Arsene Wenger clearly thought that it was a good idea to sign Pedro in the first place and focus on the fact that he was finally willing to spend big money on a player, shelling out £30 million on Alexis in the end.
According to Metro, Alexis ended up joining the Gunners after Pedro decided to remain at the Camp Nou and Luis Enrique became determined to sanction a key player’s departure to see an injection of cash come into the club.
Arsenal fans. Is this the first bit of good luck you have had in a long time? How bad would it have been had you landed Pedro and not Alexis? Let us know your thoughts below.