Thierry Henry questions why Alexis Sanchez would stay after Anfield thrashing
Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has questioned why Alexis Sanchez would consider staying put at the Emirates following a lacklustre performance in the 4-0 defeat at Liverpool.
The Frenchman deemed the game as 'unwatchable' as the Gunners succumbed to one of their worst defeats since the 6-0 drubbing at the hands of Chelsea few seasons ago.
Both Alexis Sanchez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have shown no signs of extending their deals, and the former Gunners ace feels that the players are under no pressure to put in performances since the club is run with relative comfort.
He said: "Why would he stay after watching this? After this type of performance? That is why they [Sanchez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain] are not renewing their contracts. There is something wrong with Arsenal at the minute. The word I have used for a long time is comfort. Everything is comfortable at Arsenal. Everyone can stay, you don't try to find out the player you can be, it's ok to play well, and if you're not playing well there's not the pressure you should have at a big club."
Sanchez made his first appearance of the season at Anfield on Sunday, and he never looked like getting on the scoresheet as several other of his teammates. The Chilean was caught smirking on the bench following his substitution in the second half, and it could well be his last game in a Gunners' shirt before moving on to a potential league rival.
Arsenal have already agreed on a deal to sell Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to league holders Chelsea, and the move is likely to be finalised in the next 24 hours with the Gunners having earned a sizeable £35m sum through his sale. Despite this, the north London club are fairly comfortable in terms of their transfer business, and it appears that they will not be bringing in any recruits before the close of the transfer window.