Alexis Sanchez has insisted Thierry Henry played no part in his decision to leave Arsenal for Manchester United.
The Frenchman was blasted by some Arsenal fans, who believed Henry had influenced Sanchez. It prompted Sanchez to issue a statement insisting that was not the case.
He tweeted: “I want to clarify that Henry never told me to leave the club, it was a personal decision. He loves the club and someday it would be nice to see him as the arsenal coach because he loves the club.”
He said: “I know I don’t need to explain this to the majority of Arsenal fans but contrary to speculation at no time did I tell Alexis Sanchez to leave Arsenal. I had no idea he was going to sign for Man United until I saw it on the news like the rest of you.”
Sanchez previoussly said: “I remember today, a conversation I had with Henry, a historic Arsenal player, who changed club for the same reason and today is my turn.”