Fulham boss Lawrie Sanchez says Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger was right to sell Thierry Henry earlier this summer.

"I think Arsenal needed Henry when they moved to the Emirates Stadium - it was important that they had their talisman at the new stadium," he said.

"I think Arsene Wenger has been very, very good at moving players on at the right times.

"Many people thought Arsenal would miss Patrick Vieira then all of a sudden Cesc Fabregas emerges.

"People say they'll miss Henry but Van Persie has looked like a world beater in pre-season.

"Arsene has been very good in his timing of moving people on and getting top dollar for players who have probably already seen their best days."