Alexis Sanchez to Join Arsenal? Agent Follows Club on Twitter Is Tenuous Hint

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterJuly 4, 2014

June 28, 2014; Belo Horizonte, BRAZIL; Chile player Alexis Sanchez reacts after failing to convert a penalty kick against Brazil during the round of sixteen match in the 2014 World Cup at Estadio Mineirao.  Mandatory Credit: Tim Groothuis/Witters Sport via USA TODAY Sports
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Arsenal fans hoping Alexis Sanchez will choose to leave Barcelona and join them may take heart from the fact that Alexis' agent has started following the club and some of the key players on Twitter.


Or not—of course, following someone on Twitter is not exactly the same as a club committing millions of pounds to a signing, and a player giving the next years of his career to a new club.

But any and every bit of activity is seized upon as evidence of a player moving or staying these days—so when Fernando Felicevich, who appears to represent Sanchez, started following the official Arsenal account, as well as figures such as Olivier Giroud and Mikel Arteta, it was noticed.

BREAKING: Fernando Felicevich @ffelicevich (Sanchez' agent) has started following @Arsenal @MesutOzil1088 and @_OlivierGiroud_ #Donedeal

— Matt Davies (@mattdaviesmcr) July 3, 2014

Latest hint that Sanchez could be going to Arsenal and not Liverpool. His agent Fernando Felicevich has just followed

— Chelsea FC (@CFC_CHELSEA2K14) July 3, 2014

It could all be totally innocent.

Alternatively, it could mean that any talk of Sanchez going to Liverpool as part of the deal taking Luis Suarez to Barcelona is wide of the mark.

Watch this space.

[h/t Metro]