Thierry Henry has been rather critical of Arsenal (via The Telegraph), insisting that we need a new spine in order to challenge for the highest honours. He recently told Arsenal Player that despite new signings being needed however, the X-factor of Alexis Sanchez could guide us to the Premier League title.
The Chilean enjoyed a fantastic debut season at the Emirates, and finished the campaign as our top scorer. He has been a superb signing from Barcelona, and is the type of player we have missed for a while.
Henry is clearly a fan of the 26-year-old, and backed him to do great things at Arsenal. The King is confident he can help us to the title, and had nothing but praise for our sensational signing.
“As an Arsenal fan I am very excited about next season and hopefully we can bring some people to the club, some new players maybe but when you have a guy like Alexis Sanchez anything can happen. Hopefully he can fire us to the title next year,” Henry told Arsenal Player.
“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.
“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.”
We have long lacked a player capable of driving at defences and taking players on, but we have that in Alexis. He regularly crafts chances for himself out of nothing, and as we have seen this past season he can often prove the difference maker.
Henry is not wrong when he says we need new signings, and we will hopefully see some this summer. If they prove half as successful as Alexis Sanchez has, then we are in with a massive chance of silverware yet again in 2015/16.