Arsenal have deal in place to sign Sanchez replacement as PSG plot £70m bid

By on July 22, 2017

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Some interesting news coming from the Mirror today as they are reporting that Arsenal have a deal in place to sign Thomas Lemar as Paris Saint-Germain plot a £70m swoop for Alexis Sanchez.

Arsene Wenger insists the club will not sell Sanchez this summer despite the fact the player is in the final year of his contract and is showing no sign of penning an extension any time soon.

Arsenal chiefs feel selling will do more harm than good as it means we stand a greater chance of missing out on Champions League football again next season, which would have a huge knock-on effect financially.

However, the Mirror claim PSG are ready to test our resolve and hope to tempt Arsenal in to a deal by tabling a whopping £70m bid for Alexis while they are also ready to meet his £400,000-a-week wage demands.

The French giants feel this should be enough to strike a deal as it means Arsenal get well compensated for a player who’ll be available for nothing in 12 months while we also guarantee he won’t end up at a domestic rival.

The newspaper says PSG sporting director Antero Henrique was meant to be in London last week trying to negotiate a deal while there have been unconfirmed reports suggesting Alexis may have been in Paris yesterday.

I personally feel that if Sanchez makes it crystal clear he won’t sign a new deal then we should cash-in if PSG do offer £70m as that’s an excellent deal considering the circumstances.

There is always a risk letting a player run down the final year of his deal as he may simply down tools and count they days before he leaves. It’s not like Alexis needs to impress his country ahead of the World Cup next summer as he’s guaranteed to start for Chile no matter his form over the next season.

Selling to PSG also means we won’t have to see Sanchez join Man City or Chelsea on a free transfer next summer so I think it’s best for all parties that we accept the £70m – if this supposed bid from France comes to fruition.

Interestingly, the Mirror also claim we’ve already got a replacement for Sanchez lined-up with the newspaper saying a deal is in place to sign Lemar from Monaco.

The paper reports:

If they do opt to cash in [on Sanchez], they will put the money straight back into buying Thomas Lemar, with a deal in place to get Monaco’s France winger.

I’ve not seen any reports elsewhere suggesting a deal has been agreed with Monaco so perhaps the Mirror mean we’ve got an agreement with Lemar?

READ: Ozil close to signing £14.5m deal

Who knows, but if we could get £70m for Sanchez and buy 21-year-old Lemar for around £50m then I think we’d have done extremely well as we’d have a long-term replacement and spare change.

Obviously Lemar isn’t on Sanchez’s level yet but he’s a huge talent and most importantly, he wants to play for Arsenal. Wenger has already signed Lacazette and has plenty of money left to further strengthen so overall we could have a stronger squad even if we do lose Alexis.


  1. chidiebere joh

    July 22, 2017 at 11:58 am

    Sell sanchez and buy 2 other players maybe mahrez and Lemar together cos one of this two is not enough. To replace sanchez besides we may loose squard players like walcott so we will need numbers in terms of players but on the ox,no go aream

  2. Bonaroca

    July 22, 2017 at 11:59 am

    Bonaroca:- In my humble opinion I would sell Sanchez if he is so keen to leave. What Arsenal need a top experienced good passer of the ball and able to dictate
    and get the players moving forward and not spend half the match passing the
    the ball backwards or sideways to one another.

    • Eliakim

      July 22, 2017 at 12:50 pm

      So bring back a forceful advancing Costa Rican Campbell.He has penetrating passes as a speciality too

    • sebastian

      July 22, 2017 at 7:01 pm

      david silva, amigo.

  3. Micheal

    July 22, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    I know want you to sall Sanchez because will are needed Sanchez for next season if u buy Lamar and mahrez I’ll can did like Sanchez in my own humble I know wish

    • Rio ferdinand

      July 23, 2017 at 12:44 am


  4. charles

    July 22, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    Did u just call Psg”frech champions “?

  5. Eliakim

    July 22, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    Oh pls bring back dat workhorse Campbell.He has a defence splitting pass too and can score those Messi-esque chipped goals

  6. S.tessema

    July 22, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    With love from Ethiopia Sanchez seem to walk on us.It want be the end of the world.And add Mharez and a powerful DM

  7. Onyex Halla

    July 22, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    Seems like a no-brainer to me. There are no indications Sanchez will extend his contract, if anything he seems keen to head out the door. Selling to PSG (if they offer as much as #70 mil) is the best scenario possible. That means we can offer higher for Lemar and possible get Mahrez. It’s important to get these players who have desire to play for Arsenal. That way, you know they’ll give 100%

  8. sanni mojeed

    July 22, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    I think we should just be smart about this…
    give us Marco verrati plus £30million
    for Sanchez

  9. Masaki, E.

    July 22, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    Let’s cash in £70m for Sanchez and buy Thom Least and Mahrez.With this option we’ll have the advantage of a more cohesive team than keeping Sanchez who on my opinion is splitting up the team!


    July 22, 2017 at 2:41 pm


  11. Ashiru Badamasi

    July 22, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    YES i concored by agreeing to swap deal by giving us marco verrati wit 40million 4 sanchez.

  12. John George Obeya

    July 22, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    Arsenal spend wisely once and for all. Sell Sanchez and use the proceeds to buy Moussa Dembelle and Mahrez. With these two, we are rest assured of a potent attack formation.

  13. Istifanus paul

    July 22, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    Please sale him and have somebody like marez,lemar and cavalhno pl’s

  14. crispen

    July 22, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    Bring back campbell. get Lemar and get a replacement for Ramsey which could be one of the youngsters. Ramsey disrupts our rithym going forward every single time. Nelson/Niles/The Jeff with the year’s experience are much better than Ramsey. And we can get 50 for him.

  15. John Kelly

    July 22, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    Sell Sanchez buy Aguero,sell the ox ,buy lemar, Sell gibbs and Walcott,buy Van Djik, sell gibbs, Perez,chambers,buy Mahrez, Wenger is an idiot if he wants to spend 123million on Mbabbe hoping he will come, buy kovacic fr Madrid Wenger wake up smell the coffee.

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  17. Eye 70

    July 22, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    Sanchez issue is affecting the team, wenger should sell him and use the money to buy either lemar or dembele and mahrez. Wenger should be wise this time.

  18. quraish05

    July 23, 2017 at 3:48 am

    Wenger plz wake up sell sanches buy Aguero or lownderwisck or Coasta from Chelsea. sell ox buy mahrez, sell Ramsey, peres, chambers and buy mbappe and cavalhno. wenger this timt stop your idiotness teams are buying players u only talking about them.

  19. Magoma tz

    July 23, 2017 at 4:10 am

    Sell him buy Lemar & Maherez dont make a mistake once again by letting maherez go.

  20. Cyrus sneh

    July 23, 2017 at 6:33 am

    Sell him buy mahrez and lemar

  21. Twesa

    July 23, 2017 at 6:58 am

    Arsenal have seen great players leave the club. If Sanchez wants to leave, let him go at a good price. The club should make good signings before this transfer window is closed.

  22. jatto

    July 23, 2017 at 7:30 am

    Yes just swap a deal for Sanchez and verratti

  23. jatto

    July 23, 2017 at 7:32 am

    Yes just swap a deal for Sanchez and verratti
    And also get us William carlvaho

  24. austin Kelly

    July 23, 2017 at 8:23 am

    plz if Sanchez wants to live let’s him go because keeping him he might not give us his best plz sale him and buy me lemar and mahrez how can give us there best the people that love arsenal

  25. austin Kelly

    July 23, 2017 at 8:40 am

    plz if Sanchez wants to go let’s him go because keeping him he might not give us his best plz sale him and buy me lemar and mahrez who can give us there best the people that love arsenal

  26. Emmanuel Adejo Ajayi

    July 24, 2017 at 12:56 am

    Let him go on time pls, Wenger is making him look too important. Where was guardiola when wenger rescue him from bargain bench? Bye alexis ! the earlier the better for us.

  27. Emmanuel Adejo Ajayi

    July 24, 2017 at 1:20 am

    Where was guardiola when wenger rescue alexis from barcelona bench? Pls get us dembele, lemar, mahrez and bring back campbell pls. Up gunners!

  28. Emmanuel Adejo Ajayi

    July 24, 2017 at 1:23 am

    Where was guardiola when wenger rescue alexis from barcelona bench? shame to alexis, arsenal has be playing champion league for many years before he came. Get us dembele. lemar, mahrez and bring campbell back pls. Arsenal is too big to be disrupt by only one player pls. Up gunners!