Walcott, Ozil and more: Twitter reacts as Arsenal sign Sánchez

Theo Walcott and Mesut Özil both tweet their thoughts as Arsenal sign Alexis Sánchez from Barcelona for £35m

Arsenal have signed Alexis Sánchez from Barcelona on a long-term contract for a fee of around £35m.

The 25-year-old Chile international joined the north London club on Thursday after scoring 47 goals in 141 appearances for the Catalan side.

Sánchez had long been linked with a move to Emirates Stadium, but news of the forward’s arrival at the club inevitably prompted a flurry of excited tweets from fans and players alike.

And here are some of our favourite updates following Arsenal’s latest dip into the transfer market.

Celebrity Arsenal fan Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) is delighted: “Great player, great signing. Mr Wenger, Mr Law, Mr Gazidis (yes, even Ivan The Terrible) – excellent work. Ozil will be twice as effective with someone like Sanchez to pass to… this signing makes us proper title challengers. Pace, power, predatory instincts….and touched by genius. Finally, we may have found our new @ThierryHenry #Sanchez #afc”

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott (@theowalcott) is looking forward to lining up with his new team-mate: “What a Signing!!!!! Cannot wait and looking forward to playing with Alexis Sanchez!!!!! #COYG”

Team GB hero and Arsenal fan Mo Farah (@Mo_Farah) is thrilled: “What a great signing….!!! Yeeeeezzzzzz!! @Arsenal #sanchez #afc”

Wigan man James Mcarthur (@jamesmcarthur16) feels the signing could take the Gunners up a notch: “Great signing for #arsenal Could take them to the next level #Sanchez”

Ex-cricketer and Arsenal fan Phil Tufnell (@philtufnell) is also thrilled: “What a signing!! Welcome to the club #Sanchez”

Former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour (@RealRomfordPele) chimes in: “He’s had a great tournament. Lucky enough to watch him in Brazil v Chile. He was class #Sanchez”

Former Stoke defender Danny Higginbotham (@Higginbotham05) is impressed by Arsenal’s transfer business: “Great signing for arsenal in Sanchez. What they have needed since Henry left. Pace and knows where the back of the net is.”

Chris Kamara (@chris_kammy) is looking forward to seeing Sánchez play in England: “Deal done! Alexis Sanchez signs for Arsenal from Barcelona, top player & it will be great to see him in the prem”

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey (@aaronramsey) is delighted by the news: “YES!! Top signing!! RT @Arsenal: It’s official! Alexis Sanchez has agreed to join @Arsenal!”

Forward Lukas Podolski (@Podolski10) is just as thrilled: “Welcome Alexis Sanchez! Come on Arsenal! #afc #transfer #gooners #poldi #aha #redarmy”

And finally, Arsenal playmaker Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) congratulates the winger on his choice of club: “welcome to @Arsenal #AlexisSanchez – you definitely have chosen the right club! ;-) #COYG #AFC #SanchezSigns”

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