Arsenal fans in the Football Transfer Tavern are feeling smug as they are reminded by The Mirror that Alexis Sanchez chose the Emirates Stadium ahead of Liverpool.
That was despite the Reds outbidding them by £3 million according to today’s reports.
Barcelona took a hit financially in order to allow their former star the opportunity to join the club of his choice.
Sanchez has taken the Premier League by storm after his £32 million move and it proves that Arsenal’s good relationship with the Spanish giants has paid off with the Catalans allowing him to move to North London in July.
Liverpool were hoping to bring the 25-year-old Chilean international in as a straight replacement for Luis Suarez and hoped that after outbidding their Premier League rivals, they were almost certain of landing him.
But instead it seems the Catalan club have rewarded the Gunners for their business over the last 15 years, including the likes of Marc Overmars, Thierry Henry, Aliaksandar Hleb, Alex Song and Thomas Vermaelen who have transferred between the two clubs.
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