Thierry Henry responds to claims he told Alexis Sanchez to leave Arsenal

Henry is adamant that he did not play a role in Sanchez’s Arsenal exit (Picture: Getty)

Thierry Henry has rubbished the suggestion he played a role in Alexis Sanchez’s decision to leave Arsenal for Manchester United in the January transfer window.

The Chilean, who would have been out of contract with the Gunners in the summer, completed a move to Old Trafford on Monday which saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan go the other way in a straight swap.

In an emotional letter to Arsenal fans and the club after the move was announced, Sanchez interestingly cited Gunners legend Henry as having had a major influence on his decision.

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