Alexis Sanchez has revealed the reasons behind him choosing to snub Liverpool in favour of a £35million move to rivals Arsenal and they aren't about money.
Spanish publication AS is running an extensive interview with the Chilean, who has been the shining light in a pretty dismal start to the season for the Gunners, and they cover all manner of areas with regards to his upbringing, playing with Lionel Messi and the decision to make the switch to north London.
Arsene Wenger went head to head with his counterpart at Anfield, Brendan Rodgers, in the summer when is became clear that Barcelona were ready to offload the Chilean forward to make way for a £75million switch for Luis Suarez.
Rodgers saw Sanchez as a replacement in attack for the departing Uruguayan, but he could not do enough to convince the 25-year-old that wearing the Red of Liverpool would be better than that of the Gunners. Fans of the Merseysiders may not appreciate one of the reasons, as it is to do with "greatness".
"People I trust spoke very highly of Arsenal, its greatness, the quality of their players," said the speedy forward in the interview.
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"Now that I'm here, sometimes I stop to look my teammates in practice and I realise that I'm surrounded by a lot of quality. I have been impressed by their attitude and talent. I know that with this group we can win many titles in the coming years. I'm convinced."
Big Green Monster in Red
Liverpool will be looking on at the Emirates Stadium side, green with envy at the sight of Sanchez making such a blistering start to his career in the Premier League, scoring eight goals in only 11 matches so far.
Sanchez may be convinced that Arsenal will win lots of titles, but he would appear to be in the minority
What may be more painful for Kopites is that his high-octane performances are being likened to those delivered by Suarez last season, where the Uruguayan hit 31 goals firing Liverpool to a second place finish in the Premier League.
Sanchez may be convinced that the current crop of Arsenal stars are on the way to winning lots of titles in the future, but he would appear to be in the minority at the moment following a disastrous week for Wenger's men.
A 3-0 lead in the Champions League at him ego Anderlecht was squandered for then game to finish 3-3, an embarrassment that was followed by an even great humiliation at Swansea City. A poor performance looked to have been overcome by (another) Sanchez goal, but two goals in three minutes saw them condemned to their second Premier League defeat of the season.
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