It would be quite ironic if Alexis Sanchez does leave Arsenal this summer that he could potentially end up at the club that routinely knocks them out of the Champions League every year. The obvious question is – does Bayern Munich need Alexis Sanchez? I’d argue that they potentially do need him. Bayern are a team that is filled with phenomenal players in all positions, highly flexible players for the most part that can play in multiple positions but they are also a team that rely on wide play which comes from Robben and Ribery, both of whom are in their 30s and are both susceptible to injuries quite frequently, having a player like Alexis Sanchez on the wing for Bayern would be an added bonus.
While Sanchez would not be a long-term replacement for Robben and Ribery, he would be a great option for the club for the following few years while they attempt to get a younger player to fill the void on the wing, they already have Kingsley Coman for one side on the flanks.
Bayern being able to field a team that features some kind of combination of Sanchez, Coman, Robben or Ribery on the flanks next season would be lethal and Sanchez’s ability to play up front would be another added bonus to the club should Robert Lewandowski suffer an injury. Bayern would have multiple options either on the flanks or up top in the striker position between Sanchez, Lewandowski or Thomas Muller.
The biggest issue for Bayern would be if they would be willing to pay the wages that Sanchez would want. Bayern are a very well run club, arguably the best run club in football in recent years and they are not a club like PSG who throw out massive wages at players, especially when they’re approaching twenty-nine years of age so the biggest question would be if Bayern will pay what Sanchez wants or if he’ll take a pay cut to join Bayern, knowing that joining Bayern gives him the best opportunity of winning the Champions League.