Arsenal Legend Slams Alexis Sanchez Over Comments

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Former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour has slammed Manchester United flop Alexis Sanchez for his mentality following his comments on his stint with the Red Devils.

He claimed Sanchez had a scary mentality while calling him out for wanting to leave the club after his first training session.

Sanchez suffered a disastrous 18-month stint at the Old Trafford after he quit Arsenal to sign for Manchester United in January 2018.

He scored only five goals in 45 appearances across all competitions for the Red Devils, before he was shipped out on loan to the Serie A with Inter Milan.

Sanchez found new life playing under head coach Antonio Conte and the Italian giants have opted to make his loan move a permanent one.

Last week, while speaking in an Instagram video where he said farewell to the Reds fans, Sanchez talked about his time in Manchester United, admitting to regretting his decision to leave Arsenal after just one training session with the Manchester club.

“After the first training session I realised many things, I came home and asked my family and my manager if I could not break the contract and return to Arsenal, something did not fit me, but I had already signed,” he said.

However, Arsenal legend Ray Parlour has slammed the Chile international’s comment, while questioning his mentality.

Speaking to talkSPORT, Parlour said: “If he really wanted to join Man City, why didn’t he cut his wages down and say, ‘I’ll sign for £250,000-a-week’? Surely he can live on £250,000-a-week?”

“He got £560,000-a-week when he went to Manchester United. That’s scary.
“How can you say, as a player, when you turn up to a club you want to leave the next day?

“That’s not right. That mentality should not be in a footballer.

“You should say, ‘it’s Manchester United, one of the biggest clubs in the world, and I’ve got to fight for my position and make sure I try to perform like I did at Arsenal’.

“It might be a different style of football, it might not suit him, but you’ve got to try and win the fans over, the players over – everybody over. And that is what he didn’t do.”

“I can’t believe you want to leave a club after ONE training session. How does that work?!

“You’ve got to give yourself a chance; it’s new surroundings and a different way of training than at Arsenal, Parlour continued.

“And it shouldn’t come down to wages, but he was on £560,000-a-week and he wants to leave straight away?! You’ve got to work hard.”