Alexis Sanchez has just posted his finest campaign in a Barcelona shirt to date, yet he could be in line for a sensational switch to Arsenal according to The Mirror.
The Chilean’s 20-goal return this term is the finest of his career and did much to keep the Blaugrana on track in the La Liga title race during the injury absence of Lionel Messi.
However, the former Udinese man has failed to nail down a slot in the Catalans’ front-three during his three-year Camp Nou tenure and was an inconsistent starter once again by the end of February.
For this reason he has long been rumoured to be regarded as expendable by his employers and The Mirror suggest Arsene Wenger has been ‘tipped off’ to his availability this summer.
Despite finding a settled first-team berth on the right flank beyond his reach, Sanchez can legitimately regard himself as one of La Liga’s most effective performers this term.
His direct contribution to Barcelona’s cause in terms of 2013/14 goals and assists is second only to Messi.
Beyond his illustrious colleague only Cristiano Ronaldo and Diego Costa have posted a combined total higher than that of the 25-year-old across the division as a whole.
Arsenal head into the FA Cup final against Hull City in rude health with the Tigers among the victims as they closed out 2013/14 riding a five-game winning streak.
The Gunners are 11/25 for victory within 90 minutes, yet given their superiority over the Humbersiders this term it could be worth chancing a more daring wager.
It’s 23/20 that the north London side best Steve Bruce’s men to nil for a third time this season at Wembley, a price that nets new bwin.com punters a £34.50 profit in return for the investment of the £30 free bet received upon sign up.