Thierry Henry has insisted that “at no time did I tell Alexis Sanchez to leave Arsenal,” contrary to the Chilean’s own claims.
Sanchez hit back at ‘former club players’ who caused ‘damage’ with their public comments ahead of his move to Manchester United.
The forward added that he had spoken to Henry about leaving Arsenal.
‘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,’ he said in an Instagram post.
But Henry has denied that he ever told Sanchez to leave north London.
‘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,’ he said in a tweet.
‘I had no idea he was going to sign for Man Utd until I saw it on the news like the rest of you.’