What Alexis Sanchez Texted Arsene Wenger After He Announced Arsenal Departure

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger speaks with Alexis Sanchez as he sits injured.

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In an astonishing fashion, Arsene Wenger had declared that he will depart the club by the end of the current campaign.

The era of nearly 22 years with the Gunners, bagging three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups, including the Double in 1998 and 2002 in the process, is about to meet its conclusion.

Nevertheless, Alexis Sanchez recently proclaimed that he sent his former manager a message to wish him well after it was well established that the Arsenal gaffer will leave in a few months time.

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When inquired about his thoughts concerning the French tactician’s surprising decision, the talented forward said: “I texted him yesterday to wish the best.

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“I could not say anything on social media but I texted him, and he replied to me saying thank you to me. It’s sad because he is a historical football legend. I always said he was a gentleman and a football master. He taught me a lot about respect and to be professional. I’m just so thankful to him.”

Further, when asked whether the illustrious coach had assisted him to develop as a player, the Chilean replied: “Yes, a lot. He is a true gentleman.”

The 68-year-old’s departure is indeed hard to chew and has undeniably left a scar on football fanatics all over the world.

His undying passion and love for football are unquestionably noteworthy and accordingly, the influential figure well deserves a decent farewell the football fans are prepared to provide.

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