Arsenal legend Thierry Henry is of the opinion that the club will be able to win the league title with Alex Sanchez fully fit for next season.
The former Barcelona man moved to the Emirates stadium in a £ 35 million deal, which is fast looking like a bargain. He scored 16 goals in 35 league matches last season. More importantly, Henry reckons that Sanchez provides the X factor that Arsenal have missed for a long time. The gunners have not challenged for the league title in more than a decade, but the club are close to strengthening the team in this transfer window once again.
Arsenal are expected to complete the transfer of Petr Cech from Chelsea. The 33-year-old will go straight into the first-team and replace Wojciech Szczesny, who has been unreliable in goal. A multiple winner with Chelsea, Cech will not just provide the experience of handling pressure but also he will have the quality to deal with opponents. The 33-year-old is expected to cost around £ 11 million and he will be able to deal with Arsenal’s goalkeeping situation effectively for at least the next five years. Henry reckons that one can expect more from Sanchez next season, as he will be now used to the Premier League.
“If you’re an Arsenal fan, we were all waiting for that type of matchwinner. Look at what he did in the FA Cup final and what he has been doing since his arrival. He has been more than tremendous.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.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,” said Henry.