Done deal: Alexis Sanchez has joined Arsenal from Barcelona on a long-term deal 7 years ago

Done deal: Alexis Sanchez has joined Arsenal from Barcelona on a long-term deal

Barcelona's Alexis Sanchez has agreed a deal to join Arsenal on a long-term deal.

The Chilean attacker scored 39 goals in 88 appearances for the Catalan club and joins the North London side after an impressive showing at the World Cup in Brazil.

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Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger said: "As many people have seen during the World Cup this summer, Alexis is a fantastic footballer and we are delighted that he is joining us at Arsenal Football Club.

"Alexis will add power, creativity and much quality to our squad and we are all looking forward to him joining up with us in a few weeks.

"He has consistently produced top-quality performances at the highest level for a number of seasons now and we are all excited to see him integrate into the Arsenal squad. I’m sure all Arsenal supporters will join me in welcoming Alexis to our club.”

Sanchez 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.

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"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."

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