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Reports: African Star To Replace Sanchez At Arsenal

Reports: African Star To Replace Alexis Sanchez At Arsenal

By Keegan Kruger - Jul 04, 2017 02:41 PM @KeeganKruger

An African superstar is reportedly being lined up by Arsenal to replace Chilean talisman Alexis Sanchez.

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According to the Daily Express, the Gunners are looking at Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez as a possible replacement for Sanchez.

The 2016 BBC African Player of the Year has put in a transfer request with the Foxes as he is looking to join a club that plays regular European football.

The Algeria international experienced his first taste of the Champions League football last season after helping Leicester claim the Premier League title in the 2015/16 campaign.

The report suggested that Leicester are understood to want at least £40 million (R684 million) for the 26-year-old playmaker.

Arsenal are hoping to keep Sanchez at the Emirates, but many are expecting him to make a move to league rivals Manchester City.

Pep Guardiola is said to be a big admirer of the 28-year-old, and would like to work alongside him again.

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Sanchez made 51 appearances for the Gunners last season, scoring 30 goals and assisting 19 further strikes in all competitions.

Do you think Mahrez would be a good replacement for Sanchez? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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Zugo48 Joined: 03 Sep 2016
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Zugo48 Jul 05, 2017 05:05 PM
Come to Citizens Sanchez maan...hay I'm sick and tired of these Rumours now.
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TrueLegend Joined: 14 Jun 2015
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TrueLegend Jul 04, 2017 08:27 PM
Yes
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Sandile2743 Joined: 21 Oct 2015
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Sandile2743 Jul 04, 2017 04:09 PM
That will be a good move for arsenal but play him as a winger and use Welback as a striker together
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Khosification Amu86 Joined: 11 Aug 2015
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Khosification Amu86 Jul 04, 2017 03:17 PM
no because he is not a striker and does not score more than 20 goals

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