Arsenal legend Thierry Henry believes we already have what it takes to win the Premier League, but only if we can keep Alexis Sanchez fit for the entire season, as reported by Sky Sports.
The Frenchman is a huge fan of Alexis’, and heaped praise on the Chilean forward. He highlighted the importance of the former Barcelona star to our season, and insisted that with him fit and firing we have every chance of winning the league.
“I’ve said it so many times, but he’s vital for Arsenal,” Henry said.
“If he’s fit I think Arsenal have a chance of winning the Premier League.
“If he stays injury-free and shows the desire and the commitment that he has for Arsenal in the way he plays then Arsenal have every chance of winning the title, but you need to keep that guy fit.
“He is that ‘extra’ type of guy that, when you’re in trouble, he’ll make sure you win the game. I don’t want to copy a show on another channel, but he is the ‘X-factor’.”
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Alexis was absolutely phenomenal in his debut season at the Emirates, and was our top scorer with 25 goals in all competitions. He didn’t get off to the greatest start in his second campaign – understandably looking a little tired after his escapades with Chile over the summer – but has looked back to his best in recent weeks.
He and Mesut Özil look in the form of their lives at the moment, and have been the driving force going forward. We certainly look like a team that’s capable of going all the way this season, and Henry is right when he says Alexis will be vital to any title push.
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Hopefully he doesn’t burn out and we are able to keep him off our growing injury list.