Henry hopes Alexis Sanchez can fire the Gunners to Premier League glory.

Alexis Sanchez [Getty Images].

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry says Alexis Sanchez brought the “X-factor” to the Gunners and can lead the team to further glory.

The Chile international moved from the Camp Nou to the Emirates last summer and had a fantastic debut season, scoring 25 goals in 52 games.

However, Henry heaped praise on Sanchez - who is currently competing with his national teammates in Chile for the Copa America title.

"If you're an Arsenal fan, we were all waiting for that type of matchwinner,” the Arsenal great told Arsenal Player.

“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,” Henry added.

"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.”

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