Former Arsenal Striker Expresses Doubts Over £35m Signing Alexis Sanchez

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Former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell has expressed his doubts that his old side signing Alexis Sanchez this summer can solve their main problems, talkSPORT reports.

The Gunners spent £35m to bring the Chilean World Cup star to the Premier League from Barcelona, where he had an up-and-down three seasons but generally impressed in his time at the Nou Camp.

Sanchez had also been linked with the likes of Liverpool and Juventus prior to joining Arsenal, and although Campbell feels the player did well during his time at Barcelona, he has questioned whether or not he can cope with the physical demands of English football.

Campbell was more excited by the signing of young defender Calum Chambers from Southampton, though he also feels the north London giants need a little more at the back and some extra power in midfield.

Big names such as Real Madrid star Sami Khedira have been linked with the club this summer, and Campbell still feels Arsene Wenger could do more to strengthen his side for a title challenge before the end of the transfer window.

“Alexis Sanchez is a fantastic signing but I don’t think the problems have really been addressed,” the 44-year-old said.

“I like the Calum Chambers signing but he’s going to take a bit of time to bed in. The two main problems were the centre of the pitch and a noted goalscorer, and they haven’t addressed that problem.

“If you struggled against the top boys and you don’t address the problems, then you can’t expect a different result. In my opinion, the problems are still there – centre of the pitch and at the top of the pitch. That noted goalscorer and that power in midfield, Arsenal still lack it.

“Coming from Barcelona is different to playing in the Premier League. Sanchez is going to get a lot more physical pressure against him, so I don’t see him as being a centre forward who can take the hits.”

Sanchez is expected to make his league debut for Arsenal as they take on Crystal Palace later today.

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