Alexis Sanchez may have cost Arsenal a reported £30 million in transfer fee, but there have been no complaints.
After all, in the Chile international, the Gunners have signed a world-class attacking player who gives them options up front.
The former Barcelona star’s pace, skills and power are expected to make Arsenal a real force in attack, and his ability to play out wide as well as more centrally means that manager Arsene Wenger does not need to sign a centre-forward.
The 25-year-old former Udinese star’s arrival at the Emirates Stadium on the back of a strong display at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil has certainly given Arsenal a huge boost ahead of the new Premier League campaign.
Youngster Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who moved to Arsenal from Southampton for a reported transfer fee of £15 million in the summer of 2011, certainly feels the ‘lift’ that Sanchez’s signing has given to the whole squad and wants to form an understanding with him on the pitch as soon as possible.
‘But it's really exciting to see players like Alexis come in’, the club’s official website quotes the 20-year-old England international as saying.
‘It brings a good lift to the squad and I can feel it myself. You want to get to know them and try and impress them. You want to gel with them as quickly as possible'.
Along with Sanchez, Mathieu Debuchy, David Ospina and Calum Chambers have been recruited so far this summer, with Wenger hinting that he could make more additions to his squad.
Last summer Arsenal signed Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid and ended a nine-year trophy drought with FA Cup triumph.
This summer the Gunners have recruited Sanchez from Barcelona. Could they end their 10-year wait for Premier League success?