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Alexis Sanchez already 'as good as Thierry Henry'

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Alexis Sanchez has already shown he deserves to be mentioned alongside some of Arsenal's all-time greats according to team-mate Mathieu Flamini.

The Chilean arrived in north London over the summer from Barcelona for a reported fee of around £32 million, and has already started paying that back with a string of stellar performances.

On fire

So far he's got five goals in eight games in the Premier League, and will look to add to his tally when the Gunners take on Burnley at the Emirates Stadium this weekend. Despite the fact he's not even been at Arsenal for a full season, Flamini believes his level of performance shows he deserves to be compared to some of the club's greatest players including Thierry Henry and Robin van Persie.

The Frenchman scored a club record 228 goals in 377 games and has been immortalised in a statue outside of the Emirates Stadium. Van Persie meanwhile hit 132 goals for the Gunners, but sullied his reputation amongst Arsenal fans by leaving to join Manchester United in 2012.

"He is proving it in every game he players, not just with his goals but the way he works for the team. He is a breath of fresh air to player with" - Flamini on Sanchez

Asked whether Sanchez could compete with the pair, Flamini replied: “From what we have seen so far of him, he is right up there.

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“He is proving it in every game he players, not just with his goals but the way he works for the team. He is a breath of fresh air to player with. He gives so much for the team and not just in an attacking sense.

Complete player

“I didn’t realise he works so hard off the ball – not just creating space for other but helping out defensively. He is a top player and has already made a big difference.”

Despite Sanchez's quick start, Arsenal have looked sluggish in general this term although they picked up a much-needed win against Sunderland over the weekend. That moved them up to fifth place in the Premier League with 14 points from nine games.

Following their encounter against Burnley, Arsene Wenger's men will once more go up against Anderlecht, a week after the Belgian outfit almost pulled off a shock upset before late goals from Lukas Podolski and Kieran Gibbs saved their blushes.

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