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Thierry Henry claims there is a ‘division’ within Arsenal squad after muted Alexis Sanchez celebrations

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Friday, December 29, 2017

Thierry Henry believes there is a 'division' within the Arsenal squad.

The Gunners legend claimed Alexis Sanchez was clearly snubbed by some teammates after he scored the first of his two goals in Thursday night's 3-2 win over Crystal Palace.

Sanchez is out of contract at the end of the season and Henry suggested the muted celebrations proved all is not well behind the scenes at the Emirates.

"There is a division in the team," he said on SkySports.

"He is asking them to come. 'Why are they not coming? Don't you want to celebrate?'

"You're not here for Alexis Sanchez, you're here for Arsenal. Arsenal scored. Go and celebrate. Whoever does it, we don't care about that, go and celebrate with your team-mate.

"Maybe we are reading too much into it but I noticed it. Sanchez made me notice it. It was like he thought he was alone."

Henry's claim of a rift in the Arsenal camp was backed up by former Liverpool boss Graeme Souness, who was a pundit alongside the Frenchman on SkySports.

Souness said: "That tells you there is a divided dressing room. That shows they aren't having Sanchez at the moment.

"I only see that teams are 5-1 up, not 2-1 up. You are elated, you have just scored a goal. It is clear there is a dynamic in the dressing room that all is not well."

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