I agree we would be weaker but we are going to be weaker anyway because Sanchez is going to cause more trouble than he is worth.
His attitude, especially smirking on the bench at our pathetic performance against Liverpool, stinks.
We should have sold him earlier in the window and got a decent replacement, whether it was Mahrez, Lemar or anyone of the players we could afford.
At least we would have had a player that wants to play for us rather than a sulky, petulant player like Sanchez who has a has a history of being disruptive.
It’s clear he has little respect for Wenger or the club and seems incredibly self obsessed.
He is easily our best and most influencial player but if he is unhappy he is going to be a hindrance rather than an asset.
I have just read what you wrote here and agree, this is what we should have done.
In a world where we handle our business properly yes we sell Sanchez early and take that money and buy Mahrez and Seri. That’s a massive upgrade to this team.