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Arsenal 'buzzing' after Alexis Sanchez signing

Alexis Sanchez's arrival has left the Arsenal squad "buzzing" ahead of the new campaign, according to defender Carl Jenkinson - with more new signings expected before the Community Shield against Manchester City at Wembley.

Alexis Sanchez. Credit: PA

Arsenal moved swiftly to close out the transfer of Chile forward Sanchez in what is said to be a £30 million deal from Barcelona. Jenkinson believes he can help the FA Cup winners target more success: "He is world class and they are the sort of players you want to see at the club.

"The squad are buzzing as much as the fans, because if you are going to push on as a club and really compete for things, you need to sign top players," Jenkinson said on www.Arsenal.com.

Sanchez: Wenger's style of play 'like Chile's team'

Alexis Sanchez has said he is "certainly glad" to be the first Chilean ever to play for Arsenal, after it was announced that the Barcelona player had signed with the club.

Chile international Alexis Sanchez Credit: PA

Speaking to Arsenal.com, Sanchez said: "Arsène Wenger´s style of play is the sort of style the Chilean national team has. Therefore I am used to it. Arsenal plays very well, which fits my style. That's why I moved here.

"I am definitely looking forward to playing there. Every child dreams to play in a ground like Emirates Stadium."

Chamakh signs two-year Crystal Palace deal

Marouane Chamakh has signed a new two-year contract at Crystal Palace, the Barclays Premier League side have announced.

Crystal Palace's Marouane Chamakh. Credit: PA

The 30-year-old Morocco international originally moved to Selhurst Park on a one-year deal last summer after leaving former club Arsenal and went on to become a regular fixture in the Eagles' side as Tony Pulis guided them to Premier League safety.

"My priority is to stay here. The adventure here is not over. We've had a good season and built something really, really strong. I hope that will continue", Chamakh told the official programme.

Find out more at ITV Sport.

Celebrities hail Gunners' signing of Sanchez

Former England cricketer Phil Tufnell was among a host of stars praising Arsenal's signing of Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona. Actor Will Poulter and comedian Alan Davies said they were "so happy" that the Chile international striker had agreed to join the club on a long-term contract.

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Sanchez signs for Arsenal

Alexis Sanchez joins Arsenal from Barcelona. Credit: Arsenal.

Chile international striker Alexis Sanchez has agreed to join Arsenal Football Club on a long-term contract.

Sanchez has just returned from the World Cup in Brazil, where he scored two goals in four appearances.

Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger said: “As many people have seen during the World Cup this summer, Alexis is a fantastic footballer and we are delighted that he is joining us at Arsenal Football Club."

It is expected that Sanchez will make his first Arsenal appearance at the Emirates Cup, which takes place at Emirates Stadium on Saturday, August 2 and Sunday, August 3.

Arsenal close in on Sanchez

Chile's Alexis Sanchez Credit: Nick Potts/EMPICS Sport

Arsenal are edging closer to signing 25-year-old Chile striker, Alexis Sanchez.The North London team have put in a £32 million pound bid with Barcelona and are hoping to seal the deal within the next 48 hours.

However, this sale may well be dependent on the Spanish team acquiring Liverpool's top striker, Luis Suarez.

Mark Schwarzer signs a new contract with Chelsea

Goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer has signed a new one-year contract with Chelsea. The former Australia international headed to Stamford Bridge last summer on a free transfer from Fulham.

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Schwarzer made 12 starts and a single substitute appearance - in the Champions League semi-final first leg against Atletico Madrid. Earlier this week, Chelsea confirmed the departure of Portuguese goalkeeper Hilario at the end of his contract.

Defender Ashley Cole also leaves Chelsea this summer, along with England midfielder Frank Lampard.

Rio Ferdinand 'agrees deal to join QPR'

Rio Ferdinand has reportedly agreed a deal to sign for Queens Park Rangers.

Rio Ferdinand is currently working as a television pundit at the World Cup. Credit: PA

The 35-year-old was released by Manchester United at the end of the season and now looks set to continue in the top flight with the newly-promoted London club, the Daily Mail report.

Ferdinand would be reunited with Harry Redknapp who gave him his professional debut at West Ham in 1996.

The deal is expected to be confirmed by the club within the next 24 hours, reports suggest.

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