Thierry Henry sends message to Arsenal and Man United fans about Alexis Sanchez
Thierry Henry breaks his silence after Alexis Sanchez's transfer to Man United from Arsenal
Thierry Henry has taken to social media to insist that he had no part in Alexis Sanchez’s transfer from Arsenal to Manchester United.
The Chile international finally completed his transfer to Old Trafford on Monday after days of speculation linking him with the switch.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan moved to Arsenal as part of the same deal and the swap transfer was finally confirmed on Monday evening.
Sanchez caused controversy when he quoted a conversation with Henry in his Instagram post after his transfer to Old Trafford was confirmed.
However, Arsenal legend Henry has now moved to insist that he had no role in Sanchez’s departure from Arsenal to join the north London club’s Premier League rivals.
Writing on his personal Twitter account, Henry 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.”
The 29-year-old signed for Arsenal from Barcelona back in the summer of 2014 and helped the Gunners win two FA Cups during his time in north London.
Sanchez could be in line to make his debut for Manchester United when the Red Devils take on Yeovil Town in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Friday night.
The Chile international will wear the famous number seven shirt at Old Trafford.