Over the years Arsenal fans have had to endure watching some of their finest players leave the club for their greatest rivals.
The likes of Robin van Persie, Samir Nasri, Kolo Toure and Emmanuel Adebayor all left the Gunners in pursuit of more ambitious ventures with the North London club constantly having to rebuild and reorganise after such high profile departures.
The latest to leave in this manner was Alexis Sanchez, who signed for Manchester United in January 2018.
Rumours of Sanchez’s desire to leave the club had been circling for months after a collapsed move to Manchester City saw him stay at Arsenal for a further five months before he eventually made his move to Old Trafford.
The Chilean has had a torrid time in Manchester, struggling to make any impact in a team that’s been in decline under both Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer despite a few months of improvement with the Norwegian at the helm.
Sanchez may move again this summer and former Arsenal invincible Lauren has been quoted as saying that the Chilean can still have an impact in North London if he were to return one day. But despite the comments coming from a club icon, Gunners fans haven’t welcomed the idea of re-signing their ex-star.
“If Unai Emery could get him back mentally because it has been a while without him playing, then he could be a good addition. He is a top player and top players are always welcome at Arsenal.”
– Lauren on Alexis Sanchez pic.twitter.com/rJ3nG6M5L7
— AFTV (@AFTVMedia) May 28, 2019
Sanchez who? Auba and Laca now, don’t need him back at all. pic.twitter.com/YQp0TzXwx9
— Nicole Standing (@Nicolestanding7) May 28, 2019
With his wages and attitude? pic.twitter.com/9dIFxlATYn
— Abhiraj Thapar (@abhiraj06) May 28, 2019
He is not a top player anymore
— Invincibles49 (@BadboysLacaAuba) May 28, 2019
I’ve thought about this, and I have 2 concerns. (1) Can we get him back to the Alexis he was with us? and (2)Investment VS age – even if we can get him back there, for how long and how much is it going to cost us? Building a team for the next 5-10 years?
— Marcus (@isthatmark) May 28, 2019
That ship has passed
— ᴄᴀɴɴᴏɴ (@CannonWire_) May 28, 2019
No thanks Lauren, we taking in Pepe, who is younger, quicker and currently more lethal. We aren’t going for Alexis on his terms, he had his chance, now it’s arsenal chance to devour or not.
— Face (@Kemetian_Nubian) May 28, 2019
Top players are welcome, but this piano man isn’t welcome. We don’t need him period.
— uwumwonse Anthony ?? (@iam_tonerry) May 28, 2019