Alexis Sanchez insists he always gave 100 per cent for Arsenal before Man Utd move
By Allan Valente
Last Updated: 22/01/18 10:08pm
Alexis Sanchez has hit back at his critics and insisted that he always gave 100 per cent for Arsenal before his move to Manchester United.
Sanchez, who said he believes he has joined the biggest club in England, missed Arsenal's win over Crystal Palace on Saturday while negotiations continued and he has posted a departing message on Instagram where he took aim at ex-Arsenal players who have been critical of him.
Though his social media post did not reference anyone directly, Sanchez wrote: "There are people (former club players) who have spoken with no knowledge of what happens inside the club and cause damage.
"I must say I always gave 100 per cent, until the last day, when I asked to the Mister (Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger) to be in the team, because I wanted to be a contribution."
In his Instagram post, Sanchez also referenced speaking to Thierry Henry, who left Arsenal for Barcelona in 2007.
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"I remember today, a conversation I had with Henry, a historic Arsenal player, who changed club for the same reason and today is my turn," Sanchez added.
Sanchez, who will wear the No 7 shirt at United, also used the message to thank the technical staff, medical team and "all teammates with whom I shared many nice things for the club" as well as everyone behind the scenes at the Emirates.
He also used the post to say goodbye to and thank Arsenal supporters.
"Thanks for everything Gunners! All we achieved and the good moments that I gave to the club, I want to dedicate it to the fans, they are the most important," he added. "Thanks for every time you sing Alexis Sanchez Baby."
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