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Opinion: 5 players Arsenal shouldn't have sold

While Arsenal has made some incredible signings over the past few years, the Gunners have also seen several exceptional players leave the club for various reasons.

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In this article, we'll be looking at 5 players who the London club shouldn't have sold. Check it out below:

Emi Martinez

Emi Martinez spent almost 10 years at Arsenal before his talent and prowess got finally recognized.

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When Bernard Leno got injured during the 2019-2020 season, the Argentinian stepped up in his place. He was loaned to Aston Villa a few months later where he established himself as one of the best goalies in the Premier League.

He has also been an integral part of the Argentinian National Team, which just qualified for the Copa America Semi-Final.

If Arsenal had kept him a little longer, he would have been a great backup keeper for the team.

Alexis Sanchez

Alexis Sanchez instantly became a fan favorite when he joined Arsenal from Barca a few years ago.

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A few years after, he joined United in January 2018 in a highly publicized swap deal that saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan go to the Emirates in part exchange.

His career at Manchester United was nothing to write home about. The Chilean even admitted that he intended returning to Arsenal after one season at Old Trafford.

If Alexis Sanchez had stayed with the Gunners, he might have helped them overcome some of their current struggles.

Cesc Fabregas

Fabregas joined Arsenal from Barca's La Masia during Arsène Wenger's era at the age of 16. A few months later, he became an integral part of the squad at a very young age. He was even named captain of the squad at the age of 21.

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However, Fabregas returned to Barcelona in 2011, and Arsenal’s midfield has never been the same ever since.

Robin Van Persie

Robin Van Persie was a very phenomenal striker for Arsenal Football Club. He scored a lot of important goals for the Gunners during his time.

Unfortunately, Arsenal sold him to Manchester United for a mere fee of £22.5m. He continued his impressive goal-scoring form at United and also earned legendary status for the Reds.

Harry Kane

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I know you're so shocked to see Harry Kane's name on this list. The Englishman joined Arsenal Academy as an eight-year-old kid from Walthamstow, London in 2001 but he was released after just one season for being chubby. (Yes, you read that right!)

So far, so good, Harry Kane has grown to be one of the best modern-day strikers in football history.

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