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Alexis Sanchez reveals Arsene Wenger influence on Arsenal signing

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez says he rejected a move to Premier League rivals Liverpool last summer because he felt the Gunners were better placed to challenge for trophies.

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Arsene Wenger’s side fought off competition from the 2013-14 league runners-up to the signing of the Chilean from Barcelona in a £35million deal.

Sanchez has gone on to establish himself as a key player in the Gunners side as he has scored 24 goals in all competitions and was named in the PFA Team of the Year and well as claiming the PFA Fans’ Player of the Year award earlier in the week.

The Anfield outfit had earmarked the 26-year-old has a direct replacement for Luis Suarez, who departed for the Camp Nou last year, but Sanchez revealed that he chose a move to the Emirates because of the opportunity to work under Wenger:

“He’s a legend – an Arsenal legend.” He told BT Sport (via Metro Sport)

“You learn from him everyday. Sometimes we discuss about things like I would like to train more and he doesn’t let me! But he definitely looks after me.”

“The reason why I moved to Arsenal is because there were a group of young players with the ambition to achieve things.”

“I thought that Arsenal was the perfect club for me, the perfect club to win titles and compete in every competition.” Sanchez added.

His decision to join the North London outfit for trophies will be justified if he can lead the team to victory in the FA Cup final against Aston Villa on Saturday evening.

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