Thierry Henry's brilliant comments on Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry is a big fan of current star man Alexis Sanchez.

Thierry Henry will always be an Arsenal icon - but the new man in town isn't bad either.

Alexis Sanchez has assumed the role Henry once held as Arsenal's star performer, and leader in attack.

He has scored 12 goals already for the Gunners, and has been one of the best if not the most impressive player in the Premier League since signing.

Henry announced his retirement on Tuesday, and in an interview with SkySports, said he was particularly impressed with the Chilean - and backed him to score from anywhere on the pitch.

He said: "At the very beginning he was struggling. The first three or four games. (People were asking) Shall he play in the middle, shall he play on the wing?

"Now he's on the wing scoring goals on the wing and nobody's complaining. I think he reaches the level we saw him playing at Barcelona.

"When he's on tune, he can play as a right-back and he can score goals, because that's what he does!"

The Frenchman is a firm believer like Arsene Wenger that wherever Sanchez plays he will perform - which helps make him the ideal player for their attack.

With Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil to slot into the side when they return to fitness, Sanchez's versatility and ability to play well anywhere makes the manager's job a lot easier.

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