Thursday, 15 January 2015

Thierry Henry crowns Alexis Sanchez as his successor

According to Thierry Henry, Arsenal has found a successor in Alexis Sanchez.
Henry disclosed in a private chat with Daily Mail at the Ballon D’Or that the Chilean is the right replacement for him.
''Arsenal were looking for a player to deliver on a daily basis and they have found one. He is brilliant. He can read the game incredibly, as you saw with the goal on Sunday, and his work-rate is fantastic.
''He scores goals and doesn’t need a lot of opportunities to put the ball in the net. That is very important.
''He is a very, very good player and you know that if he is on tune, then Arsenal have a lot of chances to win the game. I am trying to think if there has been a better signing in the last five or six years. It is still early days but so far it is very good. He is doing extremely well. He is going to score goals but it is his all-round game that I am so impressed with. That has no price.
''Arsenal fans have been waiting to have a player like that. Finally they have one. He struggled at the beginning, like everybody, but when he got into a rhythm, you can see the quality. We should all be happy with him. He is going to be a great player for many years.’’
Sanchez has scored 12 goals in 20 appearances for Arsenal in the EPL with an additional 3 Champions League goals and two in other competitions this season and to think that the club is relying too much on the 26 year-old does not count on Henry’s mind.
''No. In some of the games when he hasn't appeared, Arsenal have won them. Sanchez didn't have a great game against West Ham — and they won. He didn't have a great game against QPR — and they won. So there you go,’’ Henry answered bluntly.