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TRIBAL TRENDS - TOP 5: Alexis leaving Arsenal teammates bitter; Chelsea eyeing Dembele move; Griezmann agrees terms with Barcelona;

Overall, for the past week, our Top 5 trending articles have seen Tribal readers mainly interested in Arsenal, Manchester United and Barcelona.

Well it's no surprise what Tribal readers focused on the last seven days, is it?

Yes - Alexis Sanchez's move to Manchester United dominated the headlines.

The uniqueness of the deal - which has Henrikh Mkhitaryan moving to Arsenal - and the ramifications it could have on the title and top-four race has made it one of the most popular transfer episodes we've had all year.

Some Gooners are bitter about Sanchez's departure, but Goal has claimed even his former teammates are furious with the Chilean; this time for his performances in the first-half of the season.

The report names Laurent Koscielny as the chief despondent, claiming the Frenchman confronted Sanchez on a number of occasions due to what he perceived as a careless attitude on the pitch.

The Times provided an article that readers were unsurprisingly intrigued to investigate.

It claimed Manchester City had pulled out of the race to sign Sanchez because of the implications it could've had on their dressing room.

City, as we all know, are flying this season. They could have arguably been better had their deadline day deal for Sanchez last summer gone through.

It was widely expected City would return for the 29-year-old this month. But the City brass and Pep Guardiola decided against potentially causing disruption amongst a winning squad, and well, you know what happened next…

Prior to completing the transfer, cameras caught Sanchez being greeted at Old Trafford by none other than club legend Sir Alex Ferguson.

This was on the same day Alexis took to social media to criticise journalists from The Sun, who had posted what he called 'fake' news stories about his relationship with Mayte Rodriguez.

Meanwhile, a story from Don Balon not about Alexis has managed to wedge itself inside our Top 5 and it's not hard to see why.

The Spanish publication reported over the weekend that Chelsea have expressed an interest in signingBarcelona winger Ousmane Dembele.

Apparently, the Blues have eyed the Frenchman as a replacement for Eden Hazard - the prime target for Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid.

Dembele could be able to leave if Sport's story comes to fruition.

The Catalan news outlet have claimed Antoine Griezmann has agreed with personal terms with the Blaugrana.

No wonder Atletico Madrid and Barcelona fans have read this article. It would surely flip things on their head in La Liga.




Top 5 Tribalfootball stories January 17 - January 23

1. Alexis leaving Arsenal on bad terms with Koscielny

2. REVEALED: Locker room politics forced Man City to surrender Alexis to Man Utd

3. SNAPPED: Sir Alex welcomes Alexis to Man Utd as striker blasts scandal story

4. Chelsea approach Barcelona for Ousmane Dembele

5. DONE DEAL? Bartomeu clinches Barcelona agreement with Griezmann

- We also identified what our readers are searching for -



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1. Pato admits regret leaving AC Milan

2. Blues approach Barca for Dembele

3. Bayern coach Heynckes: Sanches a talent, no matter the critics

4. Toffees midfielder Klaassen top target for Fenerbahce

5. Hammers veteran Collins: Happy for Chicharito; leaving would be 'devastating'



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1. Alexis leaving Gunners on bad terms with Koscielny

2. Can admits plans to fulfil L'pool contract

3. Aubameyang sends message to ex-BVB pal Mkhitaryan ahead of Gunners move

4. SNAPPED: Sir Alex welcomes Alexis to Man Utd as striker blasts scandal story

5. Mkhitaryan 'in tears' as he leaves Man Utd for north London

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