Henry: I love watching Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez, he is the club’s X-factor

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Thierry Henry spoke glowingly of Chilean superstar Alexis Sanchez.

Arsenal club legend Thierry Henry has told reporters that he loves watching Alexis Sanchez in full flow and that the former Barcelona star can make the difference at the Emirates, the Daily Mail report.

The Chile international experienced a wonderful debut campaign in the Premier League, scoring 16 league goals and helping the club win their second successive FA Cup.

He is very much in the world-class bracket, and former club icon Henry believes he has what it takes to take the Gunners to the next level.

“When you have a guy like Alexis Sanchez anything can happen. Hopefully he can fire us to the title next year,” the former French international was quoted as saying by the Daily Mail.

'We want to see that more and more and I know that he has that in his locker. When you have a guy like Alexis Sanchez, it is the X-factor.”

“He is the guy who can change the course of a game. I love the way he plays, he plays with his heart and I know the fans love that about him.”

  GoalsAssistsKey Passes per GameTake-ons per GameBall Recoveries per GameAppearances
Alexis Sánchez 16 8 2.31 3.29 5.4 35
Eden Hazard 14 9 2.66 4.74 5.97 38

As per the table provided by Opta Stats, Sanchez’s influence and performances were comparable with Chelsea’s PFA Player of the Year winner Eden Hazard last season.

The Gunners ace contributed to one more goal than the Belgian international despite playing three games less, while Hazard just edged his fellow London-based superstar in chances created per match.

When considering the effect Hazard has had on the Blues and how important he is to Jose Mourinho, there is no reason why Sanchez can’t experience the same sort of success at the Emirates Stadium.

With a few extra additions in key areas, coupled with their existing attacking quality and strength in depth, Arsene Wenger’s men have every chance of winning the Premier League title next season.

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