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Thierry Henry spotted something worrying about Sanchez's celebration v Palace

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Thierry Henry has sparked a debate amongst Arsenal fans with his take on Alexis Sanchez's goal celebration at Crystal Palace.

The 29-year-old Chilean forward bagged a brilliant second-half brace in Thursday night's 3-2 Premier League win at Selhurst Park.

German defender Shkodran Mustafi slotted the Gunners in front before Andros Townsend equalised for the hosts.

Sanchez has refused to sign a contract extension in north London and could leave as a free agent at the end of the 2017/18 season.

He was close to joining Manchester City in the summer but talks broke down on the final day of the transfer window.

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry was in the Sky Sports studio with Graeme Souness and the pair dissected the players celebration for Sanchez's first goal.

Only four of his teammates came to celebrate with Sanchez after he fired the visitors back in front in the 62nd minute.

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“I don’t know what the situation is there, but usually when your team scores you don’t look at who scores," Henry said.

"If you start to think ‘shall I go, shall I not go’ there’s something that we don’t know exactly what’s happening there.

"I’m sure Graeme you played with guys you maybe didn’t get along with, but it doesn’t matter.

“What I’m trying to say is you’re not here for Alexis Sanchez, you’re here for Arsenal. Arsenal scored, go and celebrate."

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Souness on "divided dressing room" at Arsenal

“I’ve only ever seen that if a team’s 5-1 up with five minutes to go, you would get that," Souness added.

"Not when you’ve just gone 2-1 up and you’ve been under the cosh. That tells you it’s a divided dressing room, some of them are not having Sanchez and that (contract) situation.

“I think it’s clear, I think it tells you that there’s a dynamic going on in that dressing room that would suggest it’s not well."

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It should be noted that most of the Arsenal players ran over to Sanchez to celebrate his second goal just minutes later.

When asked by Sky Sports' Geoff Shreeves if there is a divide in camp, Wenger simply replied: "No, not at all. I did not see that.

"I am not fearful [of a bid coming in], but that is a subject that will turn up because of his contract situation.

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"I have said that many times since the start of the season so I can only repeat what I have said."

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