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.”

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  • guy genner
    3 months ago

    wenger came to us and bought the club trophies. he then had a vision of a new stadium. we suffered for this vision and many questioned him. the stadium is paid off now so its back to the trophies we go. such a great signing. it will change the set up of the team and we will be feared as we once were. so good to be a gooner…. guy (australia)

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  • david jenson
    3 months ago

    the first of many great signings this year .
    welcome alexis to london .home of arsenal football club and the gunners hear us roar .
    thank you mr wenger,.. please more more more just like this .

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    Teddy Dulyachinda
    3 months ago

    what a signing. can’t wait to use him in FIFA!

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