Arsene Wenger is reportedly on the hunt for a replacement for Alexis Sanchez, and Yannick Carrasco is apparently on the top of his wishlist according to reports.


So what would Arsenal get?

Yannick Carrasco is a target for Arsenal according to the latest set of rumours with Arsene Wenger reportedly preparing for life after Alexis Sanchez. The Chilean is said to be close to leaving the Emirates as talks regarding his new contract have not progressed.

Carrasco currently plays for Atletico Madrid and the winger is seen as the perfect successor for Alexis. The Belgian was an ever-present for Atleti and made 53 appearances for the club last season, grabbing five assists and scoring 14 times.

The 23-year-old started his youth career at Genk before moving to Monaco where he made his first senior appearances. Atletico Madrid bought him for more than €17m in 2015 and the Belgian has a contract until 2022 with the Spanish side.

Arsene Wenger’s refusal to sell Alexis and Atletico’s transfer ban mean nothing from this story is likely to happen.

Next, Carrasco’s strengths

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