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Arsenal legend denies suggesting Alexis Sanchez to join Manchester United

The Gunners have not handled the Chilean's departure well despite making a swap move which saw Armenia's Henrikh Mkhitaryan coming to the Emirates.

Written by: Brett Ellis, New Delhi [ Published on: January 24, 2018 10:41 IST ]
Image Source : GETTY IMAGES A file image of Alexis Sanchez when he was in Arsenal.

Former Arsenal player Thierry Henry was recently held accountable for suggesting Alexis Sanchez to make a move for rivals Manchester United. The Gunners have not handled the Chilean's departure well despite making a swap move which saw Armenia's Henrikh Mkhitaryan coming to the Emirates. United won the sign for Sanchez as Jose plans to expand his cavalry at Old Trafford. 

Henry was blamed and held liable for advising the Chilean to sign for Mourinho, but the Frenchman has denied any such actions and took to Twitter to state that he had no idea about the transfer and was informed like the others when the deal officially happened.

Henry, who was a part of the 'invincibles' when Arsenal won the Premier League in 2004 where the Gunners never lost a match in the season, has always backed Wenger and the players. The former FC Barcelona player has even stated many times that 'If that badge is too heavy for you, don't wear it', as media reports suggest. 

India Tv - A file image of former Arsenal player Thierry Henry

Image Source : GETTY IMAGESA file image of former Arsenal player Thierry Henry

Arsenal have been through such crisis before as fuming Gunners fans want their boss Arsene Wenger out, where they have raised banners and have flown planes with the sign 'Wenger Out' for not spending on transfers and bringing in the right players. But the legend has always been by Arsenal's side and has supported Wenger's men at all times. Henry won two Premier League titles with Arsenal and since 2004 the Gunners have not lifted the silverware.

Sanchez, who joined from FC Barcelona in 2014, has helped Arsenal lift the FA Cup thrice and two community shields, but getting anywhere close to the Premier League has always failed in the latter parts of the season, but the previous season saw the North London team in the Europa League for the first time after 16 years. 

Wenger has stated that there are a few more signings on their way in the winter transfer window and the speculation of Borussia Dortmund's Pierre Emerick Aubameyang has constantly been on the rise. Mkhitaryan's signing may see the Gabon speedster on his way to the Emirates to reunite with his former teammate.

India Tv - A file image of Aubameyang

Image Source : GETTY IMAGESA file image of Aubameyang

Mkhitaryan's signature sees a vacant spot left by the Chilean, but it would be a bit of a puzzle for United who will have to make way and bench a winger for Sanchez to play in. 

India Tv - Mkhitaryan during an Arsenal session.

Image Source : INSTAGRAM:ARSENALMkhitaryan during an Arsenal session.

Arsenal will face rivals Chelsea in the second leg of the EFL Cup semi-finals on January 25.

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