[Photo] Sanchez En Route To Arsenal For Medical This Afternoon Ahead Of €40m Move

By on July 10, 2014

The summer transfer window is now open for business and it’s expected to be a busy few weeks as managers strengthen their squads ahead of next season, so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip. Today, Gooner Mac brings us news on Alexis Sanchez.

Image: Mundo Deportivo

Arsenal are edging ever-closer to the signing of Alexis Sanchez with Mundo Deportivo printing a photo of the attacker at an airport en route to London to undergo his medical on Thursday afternoon.

The Spanish newspaper claims that Sanchez arrived in the UK this morning and is undergoing his medical examinations right now, while other reports suggest it will be at around 4pm this afternoon, but either way the transfer doesn’t look far away from completion unless there is a late glitch.

Some fans had hoped for an announcement ahead of tonight’s official kit launch, which takes place at the curious time of 11pm (UK time). However, BBC journalist David Ornstein suggests Sanchez won’t be confirmed today, so the chances are we’ll have to wait until Friday before anything official comes from the club.

Ornstein also claims that the fee could be in the region of £35m, but Mundo Deportivo are of the opinion that we’ll only pay around €40m (£31.8m) including various add ons.

Whatever the precise fee is, it’s still going to be an excellent deal for a player of Sanchez’s quality and he’s going to be a superb addition to the squad, once he officially becomes a Gooner. The Chilean international has all the qualities we needed to add to our attack this summer – pace, power, experience and a vital goal threat – so fingers crossed there are no problems with the medical and the deal is announced shortly.

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13 Comments

  1. Saleh manu

    July 10, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Gunners make great signing

  2. Baba Tee

    July 10, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    Nice one. I can’t wait to see him in Arsenal shirt

  3. ozzie

    July 10, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    really looking forward to the coming season. go you gunners go.@baba Tee ka 1 wangu

  4. Chibuzor uche

    July 10, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    I love dis good buy

  5. Sam Yari

    July 10, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    If all these news are true, I can imagine what next season is going to be for us!

  6. Ronnie

    July 10, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    Just hoping wenger pulls te last strings on this one. Cant wait but remeber higuin saga last yr.

  7. Jide

    July 10, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    With debuchy @ back sanchet in front, ooooh next season we tough

  8. festus ejogbamu

    July 10, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    Nice one. Patiently waiting

  9. Kankanjiyan

    July 10, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    If this turn 2 real it going to be greate for us up Gunner

  10. Tunde..

    July 10, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    Cant wait for Sanchez to put on an Arsenal jersey wearing d number 9..

  11. Blackhatt10

    July 10, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    WRONG. WRONG. WRONG.

    Yet another attention seeking, naïve blogger. He is NOT EVEN IN LONDON.

    This picture is of Sanchez returning to Barcelona from Brazil after Chile were eliminated from the World Cup. It is a Spanish airport.

    Oh and my source? I’m watching Sky Sports News right now. They are reporting that he is NOT even in London, yet.

    Do not pass go, do not collect £200

  12. solo arsenal.jaiteh

    July 11, 2014 at 1:34 am

    Or wata season it would be Sanchez de buchy kedira ohoar ballotelli enough

  13. tunde

    July 16, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    I would have loved to see huntela and diego godin in arsenal

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