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Alexis Sanchez claims Henry’s innocence in Manchester United move

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Thierry Henry faces fans’ dissatisfaction after Alexis Sanchez leaves Arsenal

Arsenal’s former striker has faced a storm of negative comments, following Alexis Sanchez’ transfer to Manchester United. The reason behind this backlash comes from Alexis Sanchez himself. Shortly after the deal was finalized, the Chilean posted the following message to the Arsenal fans, according to Sky Sports.

 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.

The Arsenal supporters had most likely interpreted this message, as Thierry Henry pushing Alexis to move. This in turn, resulted in negativity surrounding the frenchman. Henry responded on twitter, claiming.

– 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 Utd until I saw it on the news like the rest of you.

Manchester United’s new signing came to Henry’s defense, confirming that the two were in fact not in talks. Sanchez wrote on twitter.

 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.

Thierry Henry has played 258 matches for Arsenal, scoring 175 goals, winning the Premier League twice, and the FA Cup once.