Alexis Sanchez welcomed to Arsenal by a number of Gunners stars
Current players took to Twiitter to welcome new £35m signing
Friday 11 July 2014
Arsenal's newest signing Alexis Sanchez was welcomed to the club by a crop of delighted current players.
Aaron Ramsey, Theo Walcott, Mesut Ozil, Mikel Arteta and Lukas Podolski all took to Twitter to welcome the forward, who was confirmed as a £35m signing from Barcelona last night.
The quartet were delighted with the big money move for the Chilean, which is a real message of intent by Arsene Wenger to build on last season's FA Cup success.
The World Cup star was unveiled as an Arsenal player on Thursday night. He joins on a £35m deal from Barcelona.
Sanchez will wear the No 17 shirt next season.
He said: "I’m so happy to be joining Arsenal, a club which has a great manager, a fantastic squad of players, huge support around the world and a great stadium in London.
What a Signing!!!!! Can not wait and looking forward to playing with Alexis Sanchez!!!!! #COYG— Theo Walcott (@theowalcott) July 10, 2014
He added: "I’m looking forward to meeting my new team-mates and to be playing for Arsenal in the Premier League and Champions League. I will give my best to Arsenal and want to make all the supporters happy."
Latest in Sport
Dan Hardy column: Is the hype around UFC sensation Conor McGregor justified?
Humiliated Brazil look to continue recovery at Arsenal
Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores ridiculous headed goal after blocking Moldova goalkeeper's clearance
England vs Lithuania match report: Harry Kane fires in first Three Lions goal just 78 seconds into debut to put icing on the cake
'God, she's beautiful': Embarrassment for basketball player Nigel Hayes after microphone picks up comment about female reporter
- 2 The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
- 3 Watch: Man takes selfie every mile of 2,600 mile hike, creates amazing timelapse video
- 4 #FreeTheNipple: Women in Iceland bare breasts in solidarity with trolled student
- 5 Scientists have discovered a simple way to cook rice that dramatically cuts the calories
Nigel Farage brands LGBT activists 'filth' and 'scum' and accuses them of scaring away his children after they invade his local pub
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Russia threatens Denmark with nuclear weapons if it tries to join Nato defence shield
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Revealed: Putin's army of pro-Kremlin bloggers