If anything, this summer Arsenal needs to add players to the squad and not sell any of the current first team members. The likes of Walcott, Gibbs and Debuchy could be sold but certainly not the likes of Sanchez. To this end Juventus have today confirmed Arsenal consider their star forward Alexis Sanchez is not for sale this summer, according to the club Director general, Giuseppe Marotta.
The Italian outfit has been linked with a £38 million move for the Chilean international this summer, but Marotta has said the north London club are not interested in letting the player leave the Emirates Stadium.
He told El Mercurio as quoted by the Evening Standard, “Sanchez is a great player, but Arsenal told us they have no intention of selling,”
“Arsenal said that the Chilean attacker is non-transferable and that he is not on the market.”
Marotta also claimed the north London initially mentioned a €40 million (roughly £34 million) price tag for Sanchez, a fee the Italian giants considered sensible, but when they responded to the amount, the Gunners took Sanchez off the market. Pure banter there if you ask me.
The Bianconneri are keen on their 3-5-2 formation they used last year and following the departure of Alvaro Morata back to Real Madrid, the club is looking for a replacement.
Sanchez, 27, would undeniably be a fantastic fit with the club formation; howver, Arsenal selling him will irke the fans and certainly weaken the squad. Also, if Troy Deneey is worth £30 million and Sturridge is worth £50 million, tjen Sanchez should be worth at least same as Sturridy if not much more than the English flop.