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Alexis & Arsenal star Ozil suffered from Man Utd swap - Ince

Paul Ince believes Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez have not been the same players since the latter left Arsenal.

Chile international Sanchez swapped the Gunners for Manchester United in January 2018.

"It's a strange one when you talk about Alexis Sanchez because, when you look back at his Arsenal days, you're talking about one of the Premier League's best attackers," Ince told Paddy Power. "He was a great player there.

"We all know what happened next, but something that a lot of people overlook is Mesut Ozil – the reason Sanchez was so good at Arsenal was because he had Ozil next to him.

"As a pair, they just had this telepathy with each other, they instinctively understood each other, they knew the runs the other were going to make without looking.

"Most good things that Alexis did at Arsenal were connected with Ozil.

"And it works both ways, they made each other better – look at Ozil since Sanchez left, he's not been the same player. Neither have."

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