Arsenal complete £35m signing of Barcelona star

Arsenal confirm the signing of Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona for an estimated £35 million, SkySPORTS reports.

The Chilean forward made his move to the Emirates on a long-term contract and has admitted his delight at finally completing the move.

He said: “I’m so happy to be joining Arsenal – a club with a great manager, a fantastic squad of players, huge support around the world and a great stadium in London.”

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His reason for making the switch to England is believed to be down to the player not fitting into the plans of the Catalan club’s new manager Luis Enrique as he expressed his intentions to exit the side.

Arsene Wenger added: “Alexis will add power, creativity and much quality to our squad.

“He has consistently produced top-quality performances at the highest level and we are all excited to see him integrate into the Arsenal squad.”

His former club has also released a statement thanking his contribution over the past three years.

“We thank Alexis Sanchez for his professionalism and dedication and wish him all the best for the future.”