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Alexis Sanchez Reveals What Arsene Wenger Said To Try And Persuade Him To Stay

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Alexis Sanchez Reveals What Arsene Wenger Said To Try And Persuade Him To Stay

It was confirmed on 22nd January this year that Alexis Sanchez was a Manchester United player, moving from Arsenal in a swap deal with Henrikh Mkhitaryan going the opposite way.

And the Chilean international has now opened up on his move away from North London, revealing what manager Arsene Wenger said to try to stop him from leaving the club.


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Since moving to Manchester, Sanchez has struggled to find his best form, scoring just one goal in 10 games, and in a recent interview, the 29-year-old revealed what was said in a discussion with Wenger in an attempt to keep him.

"He was very fond of the me and he didn't want to let me go," Sanchez said speaking to Chilean television.

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Sanchez added: "He told me, 'I want you to sign here because you are the best player in the team. I wanted you to continue growing as a player, more so as a Chilean, because it's difficult to get to Manchester United.

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"No Chilean had played here. Arsene understood it at last, we ended up on good terms, he congratulated me and there was no problem."

Alexis Sanchez
Alexis Sanchez
Alexis Sanchez
Alexis Sanchez

Despite his poor performance of late, the former Barcelona star has banged in the goals since moving to the Premier League - scoring 61 goals in 135 games. Although he'll want to start scoring soon, because he's now the less-than-proud owner of some records.

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The Stats:

Premier League record for losing the ball more times than any other player in a single game

FA Cup record for losing the ball more times than any other player in a single game

Champions League record for losing the ball more times than any other player in a single game

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Should Jose Mourinho drop Alexis Sanchez from the starting XI or keep the faith? Let us know in the comments below.

Featured Image Credit: Image: PA

Topics: Manchester United, Sanchez, Premier League, Arsenal

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