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Alexis Sanchez Seen Pictured In Manchester United No.7 Shirt at Old Trafford

Alexis Sanchez Seen Pictured In Manchester United No.7 Shirt at Old Trafford

Being an Arsenal fan must be tough. Tickets are expensive, the players are lightweight, and it's been an awful long time since Arsene Wenger looked like he knew how to engineer a Premier League success.

Well, Happy Monday Gunners! Here's the first picture of the Chilean wearing a Number 7 Manchester United shirt!

A Photo of Alexis Sanchez in a Manchester United's Number 7 Kit Appeared on Twitter. Credit: Twitter @TheManUtdWay
A Photo of Alexis Sanchez in a Manchester United's Number 7 Kit Appeared on Twitter. Credit: Twitter @TheManUtdWay

Yes, Arsenal's best player and talisman Sanchez has joined bitter rivals United for a truckload of money.

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The former Barcelona and Udinese striker will reportedly earn £14m per year after tax, which puts him on about £270,000 per week.

It's not all bad news for Arsenal fans though, as United are sending Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan down the M6 the other way.

Mkhitaryan is a slightly lightweight creative midfielder who is yet to really assert himself in the Premier League - so exactly the kind of player that Wenger likes to go in for.

Seriously though, he was fantastic at Borussia Dortmund a few years back, and - if reports are to be believed - could be reunited with his former partner in crime, Pierre Emerick-Aubemayang.

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Yesterday it was reported that a group from Arsenal had travelled to Germany to try to push the deal for the Gabon international through.

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Arsene Wenger fielded questions about the Sanchez transfer saga after his side dismantled Crystal Palace in the Premier League this weekend.

Asked if there was life after Sanchez, Wenger replied: "There is always life. Arsenal Football Club is 130 years old and many big players have left. Will it go a bit less good? We will see. But there is always life afterwards.

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"I cannot understand anybody wanting to leave Arsenal, but in 30 years of doing transfers, you learn a lot about human beings. As a professional, it was perhaps his last contract at the top level and an important contract.

"We did what we tried to do and went as far as we could. Even Manchester City moved out of it in the end. That tells you we had no chance to give him a contract."

Alexis Sanchez Arriving at Carrington For His Manchester United Medical Ahead of Move From Arsenal. Credit: Zenpix
Alexis Sanchez Arriving at Carrington For His Manchester United Medical Ahead of Move From Arsenal. Credit: Zenpix

Arsenal reportedly offered Sanchez about £300,000 per week to stay in North London, but he rejected the offer of a contract.

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Mkhitaryan is reported to have become Arsenal's highest paid player in the deal that sees him swap Old Trafford for The Emirates.

Oddly enough, United have tried to sign Alexis Sanchez before. Alex Ferguson was reportedly interested in the Chilean whilst he was at Udinese in 2011 but decided not to pursue his interest any further and signed Ashley Young instead. What a strange world football is.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter: @TheManUtdWay / @Roromeo_MUFC10

Topics: uk news, Football, Manchester United, Arsenal

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Tom Wood is a freelance journalist and LADbible contributor. He graduated from University of London with a BA in Philosophy before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. He has previously written for the M.E.N Group as well as working for several top professional sports clubs. Contact him on [email protected]