Arsenal are set to unveil Alexis Sanchez as their marquee signing of the summer while negotiations to bring in Mathieu Debuchy could also conclude by this week. Arsenal have been in negotiations with Barcelona for the transfer of Sanchez. The Catalan giants are willing to sell the Chilean international in order to raise funds for the signing of Luis Suarez. Arsenal have had to fight off competition from Juventus for the 25-year-old. According to Sky Sports, they are now on the verge of completing a £30 million deal.
A £10 million deal to bring Debuchy from Newcastle could also be completed as well. Both signings will represent major additions to the squad. Debuchy’s arrival is especially of importance given that Arsenal lost Bacary Sagna on a free transfer to Manchester City in the last few weeks. Despite being extremely strong in the midfield, Arsenal have decided to go for Sanchez.
The 25-year-old is extremely versatile and can play up front as well. He demonstrated his versatility during Chile’s World Cup 2014 campaign.
Arsene Wenger was refusing to spend money on big players not long ago. However, he has seen first-hand from the FA Cup success last season that experienced players are vital in a squad. Arsenal’s transfer business may not be over yet, as the club could still bring in a midfielder. There are also believed to be in negotiations for Victor Valdes, who will be available on a free transfer. Valdes’ proposed move to Monaco has not gone through because of a failed medical.