Within minutes of completing his move to Manchester United, Alexis Sanchez has wasted no time to slam some of Arsenal’s former players who have publicly commented on his transfer.
The quotes, thought to be directed at Martin Keown who last week described the Chilean as a mercenary, state that he has always given 100% to the club, and is only leaving the club to further his career, just like legends like Thierry Henry did in the past.
It has been reported that Sanchez will become the Premier League’s highest paid player, earning an eye watering £450,000-a-week.
In a statement released via his Instagram account, Sanchez said:
“I want to say thanks to the Technical Staff, to the medical team and all teammates with whom I shared many nice things for the club and especially those people who do not see themselves on the covers, but without them nothing would be possible, which are there to prepare food for us and take care of us day by day, those who keep our shoes clean and the grass in the best conditions. Many thanks to you for helping us to improve every day. Thank you very much.
“There are people (former club players) who have spoken with no knowledge of what happens inside the club and cause damage. I must say I always gave 100%, until the last day, when I asked to the Mister to be in the team, because I wanted to be a contribution. I remember today, a conversation I had with Henry, a historic Arsenal player, who changed club for the same reason and today is my turn.
“Thanks for everything Gunners! All we achieved and the good moments that I gave to the club, I want to dedicate it to the fans, they are the most important. Thanks for every time you sing Alexis Sanchez Baby.”
Sanchez has signed a four-and-a-half year deal at Manchester United, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan moving in the opposite direction.