Henry: I never told Alexis to leave Arsenal

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry insists that he never advised Alexis Sanchez to quit the club for Man United
Arsenal legend Thierry Henry insists he never advised Alexis Sanchez to quit the club for Man United
Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has had to clear the record and insist that he never advised Alexis Sanchez to quit the club for a move to Manchester United.

In his message of thanks to the Gunners after completing a switch to Old Trafford that saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan move in the opposite direction, Sanchez alluded to an earlier chat with the Frenchman.

"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," Sanchez wrote on Instagram.

While his move to Manchester better resembles a similar move made by Robin van Persie in 2012, the Chilean chose to compare it to Henry’s 2007 switch to Barcelona.

"I know I don’t need to explain this to the majority of Arsenal fans," Henry wrote on Instagram, "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 Utd until I saw it on the news like the rest of you."