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Arsenal legend Henry hits back at betrayal claims: Í never told Alexis to leave

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has hit back at accusations of betrayal from Gooners over Alexis Sanchez's defection to Manchester United.

The Chilean moved to Manchester United in a swap deal for Henrikh Mkhitaryan on Monday - and said that he left for the "same reason" as Henry.

Some Gunners fans took that to be Henry advising Sanchez to make the move to Old Trafford - with a number of fans branding him a "snake" who had "tainted his legacy".

Henry responded on social media.

"I know I don't need to explain this to the majority of Arsenal fans but contrary to speculation at no time did I tell Alexis Sanchez to leave Arsenal," Henry wrote.

"I had no idea he was going to sign for Man Utd until I saw it on the news like the rest of you."

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