Thierry Henry makes claim about Alexis Sanchez and Arsenal

Thierry Henry talks up the importance of Alexis Sanchez to Arsenal's Premier League title hopes

Thierry Henry believes that Arsenal will need Alexis Sanchez to be in top form if they are to win the Premier League title this season.

The north London side are currently looking to end their long wait for the top-flight crown, with Arsene Wenger’s men not having lifted the trophy since Henry was still playing for the club back in 2004.

Arsenal have earned plenty of praise for their consistent performances in recent weeks after securing six Premier League wins in a row to leave them joint top of the table with Manchester City.

Sanchez has developed into one of Arsenal’s key players since his arrival at the club from Barcelona in the summer of 2014.

And former Arsenal striker Henry says Sanchez will need to hit top gear for the Gunners this season if they are to end their long wait for the title.

Speaking on Sky Sports News HQ on Monday morning, Henry said: “You need that guy to be on point for Arsenal to win the league.

“The way he likes to share the ball, his work ethic, he will give you an assist as well. You need guys who are willing to help him and at the moment you have that.

“You need that ‘plus guy’ and Alexis Sanchez – he is that ‘plus guy’.”

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Arsenal host Middlesbrough in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon as they look to make it seven wins in a row in the top flight.

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