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Would this maverick simply be a step too far for Arsenal?

Date: 23rd July 2014 at 6:33pm
Written by Christy Malyan

After a decade of dormancy in the Premier League title race, Arsene Wenger is finally building a team that can genuinely contend for the English crown. The £35million capture of Alexis Sanchez cannot be overstated as a major coup; not only does the former Barcelona star fit perfectly into Arsenal's tica-taca-inspired system, but he also offers the Gunners pace, penetration and energy going forward - something they desperately lacked last season in the absence of Theo Walcott. Likewise, Wenger is rumoured to be on the prowl for a holding midfielder. Sami Khedira, Lars Bender and Morgan Schneiderlin have all been strongly linked, and at this point it would be a surprise if none of the three showed up at the Emirates this summer. The north Londoners are also reported to be in deep negotiations with AC Milan's Mario Balotelli, addressing the long-term requirement for world-class quality and firepower up top, something Arsenal have been without since Robin van Persie left for Manchester United in 2012. Arsenal certainly need a maverick too, someone who, although perhaps difficult ... Read More


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