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Pires: Alexis would've stayed if Arsenal had...

Arsenal hero Robert Pires says Alexis Sanchez would've stayed if he could have been sure of the club's ambition.

Alexis is finalising his move to Manchester United today.

Pires told La Tercera, "...for me, Alexis wanted to stay at Arsenal. I have not talked to him, but what I see, what I smell, is that he was very good in London, very good in Arsenal.

“He has always given his body, his blood, to the team. He is a winner. And it's what he wants.

"When he signed for Arsenal, he told me: 'I'm here to win titles'. And I like that attitude.

"People will understand that he was very important for the club."

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