Raphael Honigstein has revealed the real reason why the Arsenal dressing room hated Alexis Sanchez so much.
It seems that more details emerge every week as fans and pundits continue to digest Alexis Sanchez’s January departure from Arsenal.
The Chilean left the Emirates to join Manchester United in the January window in a deal which included Henrikh Mkhitaryan heading the other way.
It was obvious that things weren’t right between Sanchez and the rest of the Arsenal players but now, journalist Raphael Honigstein has given an insight as to why.
“I think it’s been under-reported just how badly the whole Arsenal dressing room hated Alexis Sanchez,” Honigstein told The Totally Football Show Podcast.
“They really felt that he was just playing up to the camera doing all these things like ‘Oh I’m trying but nobody else is! What am I doing here?!’
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“The stats team would put up stats showing kilometres run, number of passes etc. and Sanchez would regularly come out with the lowest mileage run of any player in the team by a big distance.
“The players would just go absolutely bananas at him playing to the camera and making all these moves like ‘Oh, they’re just not worthy of me! What am I doing here?!’ So they really wanted to get rid of him.”
It’s a fascinating insight into the goings-on behind the scenes at Arsenal. It’s clear that there was some major disconnect between Alexis Sanchez and the Arsenal players and this just adds weight to those rumours.
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