In the latest reports, Arsenal are said to be “very confident” that the rumoured £30 million signing of Alexis Sanchez will be completed within the next few days. Several newspapers suggest that the 25 year old has agreed an astonishing £150,000 per week deal to join the Gunners this summer.

Having signalled his intention to leave Barcelona at the end of the season, the topic of Sanchez’s future has been hotly discussed by fans and pundits alike. The forward shone for Chile at the World Cup, netting twice before missing a crucial penalty in the shootout defeat to Brazil.

Following on from Mesut Ozil’s arrival last summer, the signing of Sanchez will represent another stunning coup for Arsenal. Arsene Wenger doesn’t often splash the cash and Gunners’ supporters are feverishly anticipating official confirmation that the 64 year old has got his man.

Bearing this all in mind, here are FIVE reason for Arsenal fans to be excited by the prospect of Alexis Sanchez.

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Alexis Sanchez (Chile)