The Frenchman’s making some big claims…
Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini reckons Alexis Sanchez is as good as club legend Thierry Henry, reports the Daily Mail.
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The Frenchman has seen both players first hand at the North London club, and is impressed by the Chilean’s ability with and without the ball. Henry scored 228 goals throughout his time at Arsenal and helped the team to several major trophies, while Sanchez has scored eight goals in fifteen appearances so far this season since his blockbuster summer move.
“From what we have seen so far of him, he is right up there [with Henry and Van Persie], ” Flamini told reporters.
“He is proving it in every game he plays, not just with his goals but the way he works for the team.
“[Alexis] is a breath of fresh air to play with. He gives so much for the team and not just in an attacking sense. I didn’t realise he works so hard off the ball. Not just creating space for others but helping out defensively. He is a top player and has already made a big difference.”
The 25-year-old winger scored both of the goals in a 2-0 win for the Gunners against Sunderland on the weekend. If performances like that continue then he will start to make the £35 million fee paid in the summer for his services seem less imposing.