Arsenal are desperately looking for a replacement for want away striker Alexis Sanchez who is set to part ways with the club this month.
Below is a list of players most likely to replace Sanchez. These players have Alexis attributes both in pace,scoring rate and ability to influence the game.
Dries Mertens (Napoli)
Napoli are so worried about Mertens leaving the club this month, there are rumours the club’s hierarchy are looking to increase the buy-out clause in his contract. The Belgian winger is pacy, direct and has the versatility to play across a multitude of positions. Sound ideal? The only stumbling block behind the deal could be the fact Wenger is reluctant to sign ‘elderly’ players – Mertens is 30.
Cristian Pavon (Boca Juniors)
The Argentina international is possibly the most obscure name on the list, but is seen as a like-for-like replacement for Sanchez. He has a £27million release clause in his contract and there are reports the Gunners could match the amount to bring the 21-year-old versatile forward to The Emirates.
Manchester United are reportedly keen on the Brazilian wonderkid who is making waves in Europe. The 20-year-old is valued at £50million by the French club, but his statistics suggest it would be money well spent. He has bagged seven goals in 21 games already this season and notched four assists.
Julian Draxler (Paris Saint-Germain)
The Germany international has seen his career stall somewhat since swapping Schalke for Paris. The 24-year-old has struggled for appearances since the arrival of Neymar and, with the French club looking to comply with Financial Fair Play, a deal for Draxler could happen this month.
Wilfired Zaha (Crystal Palace)
Although Zaha is a boyhood Palace fan, he could well be tempted with a move across London. The Ivorian’s pace and power would be seen as almost identical to the style of Sanchez. However, the 25-year-old struggled after moving to Manchester United in 2013 and could put off the Arsenal hierarchy from a deal
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