Alexis Sanchez: Off to the Old Toilet

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by blaze_of_glory, Jan 30, 2016.

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  1. Gooner Zig

    Gooner Zig AM's Resident Accountant Trusted

    You'll care when we become a mid table club after he goes. Kidding yourself :lol:
  2. Garrincha

    Garrincha Wilf Zaha Aficionado

    Its hard to get worked up when its 3rd/4th vs 6th/7th.

    Who cares? The Champions League gives the owners money & the players prestige... Personally quite happy with free midweeks & not getting the club embarrassed every February.
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  3. BobP

    BobP Memri Fan

    Yeah, suppose it's farewell, not really disappointed in him leaving, more frustrated at the rot that has set in at this club.

    With that in mind, this was always going to happen.
  4. He is pretty much gone really. Just hope its to a non English club, please.
  5. Mrs Bergkamp

    Mrs Bergkamp Well-Known Member

    I know we'll struggle to replace Alexis but he's not the biggest player we've lost. His contract issues are becoming a side show to problems throughout the squad. Even if we keep him, we need to spend a lot of money on the right players during consecutive summer windows to move upwards. Özil and Alexis on their own won't make a difference to us as shown by the league table. We have largely replaced Henry's goals (but not his genius) but Vieira was a bigger player than many realised in so many intangible ways. Just pointing out facts not trying to grate you.
  6. The_Playmaker

    The_Playmaker Well-Known Member

    I doubt anyone is actually attached to Alexis. He is very much like Tevez to me. He will move club with no ill feeling. He is an individual on the pitch and off it. When he goes it will be a hole similar to RVP. It depends whether we fill it with mediocre talent or someone potentially better.
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  7. vjeko-3008

    vjeko-3008 Member

    Personally, he should leave because this contract soap opera is just harming the entire squad.

    As Mrs Bergkamp stated, we lost better players than him and club survived. When the player thinks he is bigger than club, I would do SAF on him :)
  8. _reed_

    _reed_ Active Member

    Where are this coming from?
  9. Penn_

    Penn_ Established Member

    Where do you get the feeling he thinks his bigger than the club? Because he gets frustrated? Could put most of the Arsenal legends in his place and see a similar reaction.
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  10. _reed_

    _reed_ Active Member

    Barca's bench against Real Madrid when Wenger's in charge
  11. OSBK

    OSBK Well-Known Member

    When he came on you could see him shouting at the team and dragging them forward. His mentality is what everyone of our players should have.

    Amazing player
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  12. THunter

    THunter NOT In A Caravan Trusted

    Just don't sell to another English club and I'm fine with him leaving. Same goes for Özil.
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  13. Vinci

    Vinci The Sultan of Unai

    Hope we can fetch a good fee for him, in the region of 60-70M, but I'm afraid it will be more like 30-40M. Which is hardly enough to get even half a replacement.
  14. THunter

    THunter NOT In A Caravan Trusted

    Wenger and Gazidis costing the club a good £30m at least by leaving it so late to get him signed up.

    Not sure what's worse, selling players on the cheap, buying players for more than they're worth or giving charity contracts out willy nilly, Wenger is world class at all three.
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  15. Kobi

    Kobi I Know Who You Are

    We're going to end up with a choice between Man City and Chelsea offering £50m or Juventus offering £15m over the next 20 years on the condition they win 10 European Cups.
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  16. rich 1990

    rich 1990 Loves the A-M Mods

    Don't think people realise the full reality of him leaving. He's the only player with anything close to the right attitude. Hunger and a burning desire to won. How often do we sign players like that? If Wenger goes, I think he'll wait and see what happens after. We ****ing need him. No player is bigger then the club but when most of your squad are such pussies, he is the one you bend over for.
  17. Vinci

    Vinci The Sultan of Unai

    The mistake was giving Alexis only a four-year contract when we signed him. Then again, he maybe insisted on it, so he could move on if things weren't going great.
  18. True. Personally looking at it from footballing perspective no player is actually irreplaceable even during the current transfer market situation. However, the impact of Alexis on the team through his attitude and courage to go with his ability is huge. We are back to RVP less Arsenal and have to rebuild all over again to be competitive at least.
  19. Vinci

    Vinci The Sultan of Unai

    If they throw in a Twix, that is a very tempting offer to be fair.
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  20. Kobi

    Kobi I Know Who You Are

    Or a loan of one of their refs.
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