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Could this Southampton star be one of three replacements for Arsenal’s Alexis?


Could this Southampton star be one of three replacements for Arsenal’s Alexis?

The 2015/16 Premier League season had somewhat of a déjà vu feel for Arsenal fans as they saw their side mount a title challenge up until December before they fell away from Leicester City.

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Despite being injured for much of the season, Alexis Sanchez still scored some very important goals for the Gunners. His most notable appearance came against eventual title winners, Leicester City in which he scored a hat-trick and led his side a 5-2 win.

The talented Chilean and Mesut Özil are arguably the North London clubs’ most influential players, and whilst Özil seems settled at the Emirates, Sanchez has been linked with a move to the likes of Juventus and Bayern Munich.

Leicester City forward Jamie Vardy may be on his way to Arsenal, but there is no way that he alone will be enough to put Arsenal in the title race next season, based on the strength of managers entering the Premier League next term.

Over the next few pages, we take a look at three players that could replace the former Barcelona player, should he choose to leave the Emirates. Leave your thoughts in the comments section below, especially if you think there is an alternative option which has not been considered.

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Riyad Mahrez

The 2015/16 PFA Player of the Year and Premier League title winner has the skill ability to match Alexis Sanchez.

Some may see the Leicester winger as a gamble but if the Gunners were able to bring in both Vardy and Mahrez to play with Mesut Özil and new signing Granit Xhaka, Arsenal would certainly be a formidable force.

The Algerian managed 17 goals and 11 assists last season, and having already formed a dangerous partnership with Vardy, Arsene Wenger may see this double-swoop as a fantastic piece of business.

It is no secret that Mahrez would be a cheap option compared to much of the other top talent across Europe with his release clause believed to be around £25 million.

Sanchez cost Arsenal £33 million two years ago and they would certainly be able to earn some profit by selling the Chilean and bringing in Mahrez.

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