Arsenal fans react on Twitter to £69m attacker speculation
By Alex Taylor
Arsenal are bracing themselves for a £69million bid for star forward Alexis Sanchez – and supporters are scared the club will cash in.
Spanish news outlet Don Balon claim that Inter Milan are ready to sell star striker Mauro Icardi and could use most of the proceeds to buy the Arsenal forward.
It is said that Sanchez is open to a return to Italy but has stipulated that he would only agree to a move if Inter were willing to make him the best-paid player in Serie A.
Arsenal fans are concerned that the prospect of a big pay day could persuade the club to sell one of their prize assets.
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
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@SkyFootball I’d leave Arsenal if I was him.
— Ron (@roncharls4) August 15, 2016
@skyfootball 80 is tempting, With Wenger’s love for money, am scared he might give in
— Rodger Shabbs Ayoyi (@Mr_Shabbs) August 15, 2016
@SkyFootball wenger it’s ur opportunity to make money. So do it.
— $0NNi£ (@idaks_official) August 15, 2016
@SkyFootball wouldn’t blame him if he left
— freddie (@freddiegriffin9) August 15, 2016
— Ricky⚡️⚽️/50 Days (@HarisonRamon) August 15, 2016
#WengerOut inter Milan launch £69m for Alexis Sanchez..Arsenal season on the brink of collapse..
— Evans wangari (@evaruwa) August 14, 2016
@DeadlineDayLive LMAO not happening
— Jen Hive (@TheWesley243) August 15, 2016
Despite the strong reaction to the news, it is doubtful that Arsene Wenger would agree to a deal which involves star man Sanchez.
The 27-year-old attacker moved to the Emirates in 2014 from Spanish giants Barcelona for a fee of £31.7million and is one of the key players in Wenger’s team.
The Chile international has made 92 appearances in all competitions during his two years at the club and scored an impressive 42 goals from his attacking position.
He lead the line and played the full 90 minutes in Arsenal’s 4-3 defeat against Liverpool on Sunday, but he was unable to get onto the score sheet.
In other Arsenal transfer news, the Gunners are closing in on the signing of Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia.