Former Arsenal coach suggests players never socialised with Sanchez

For a long time, Arsenal fans were dreading the thought of Alexis Sanchez leaving the club.

However, towards the end of his time at the Emirates, frustration grew due to his apparent lack of commitment in matches.

In the end, the North London outfit agreed a swap deal with Manchester United in January, which included Henrikh Mkhitaryan moving to the Emirates.

The Chile international has failed to hit the ground running at United, scoring just once in 10 appearances in all competitions.

The 29-year-old has been relatively non-existent in matches under manager Jose Mourinho, and now former Arsenal coach Liam Brady has given an insight into the player’s character.

During his time at Arsenal, Sanchez was the main man as he scored 60 Premier League goals in three-and-half-years at the North London outfit.

Brady, who worked within the Gunners’ coaching setup, has revealed that the Chilean tended to keep himself to himself at the club.

While speaking to The Stand with Eamon Dunphy, Brady said:

“He does his own thing and he is not part of the group, but all the other players forgave him for that because when he played for Arsenal he was outstanding in the early part of his career at Arsenal. He was an example to the Arsenal players for how hard you need to work in his early days, but going up to Manchester and being on that kind of wage compared to the other lads, you need to do as you are asked and do what the other players do. He has always been a bit of a solo player.”