Henry: Alexis the key to success for Arsenal

The Chile international helped the club win their second successive FA Cup in 2014-15, and the Frenchman believes he is the key to winning the Premier League title
Arsenal legend Thierry Henry hopes Alexis Sanchez can fire the club to the Premier League title next season.

Alexis scored 25 goals in his debut campaign at the Emirates Stadium as the Gunners beat Aston Villa to retain the FA Cup and finished thrid in the Premier League.

The Chile international netted a brilliant long-range strike in the 4-0 win at Wembley, and Henry, who won five major trophies during his time at the club, says the forward is the talisman the club have needed for some time.

"If you're an Arsenal fan, we were all waiting for that type of matchwinner," Henry told the club's official website.

"Look at what he did in the FA Cup final and what he has been doing since his arrival. He has been more than tremendous.

"We want to see that more and more and I know that he has that in his locker. When you have a guy like Alexis Sanchez, it is the X-factor.

"He is the guy who can change the course of a game. I love the way he plays, he plays with his heart and I know the fans love that about him.

"As an Arsenal fan I am very excited about next season and hopefully we can bring some people to the club, some new players maybe but when you have a guy like Alexis Sanchez anything can happen. Hopefully he can fire us to the title next year."