But I think we were the stronger team so it's a bit disappointing when you haven't won.
Sanchez played alongside the Argentine for three years at the Camp Nou and believes they share the same style of play.
Olivier Giroud starts alongside Alexis Sanchez as Arsenal look to take the fight to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League with top spot in Group A up for graps. "If a player says he's 100% after I make my decision, do I play him or not".
Arsene Wenger will have left Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon with mixed feelings after his side snatched a late draw.
"I have only good players and every week I leave top players on the bench".
'It will change game to game, and I will make rotations, but he will not be on the bench forever.
That frustrating result led many to suggest the Gunners would once again flatter to deceive this season and when Jermain Defoe made it 1-1 after 62 minutes at Sunderland yesterday the naysayers were once again out in full force.
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"I had the luxury to give (Mesut) Ozil a break because Germany didn't pick him". While they had most of the ball it was Manchester United who carved out the clearest chances and looked to be winning before Olivier Giroud equalised in the 89th minute with Arsenal's only shot on goal. "We played a draw there and it's just down to us to win the game here".
"And Arsenal, when they don't start well, go sluggish and sit in, thinking they can find their rhythm, it doesn't work like that".
Asked if Premier League clubs were closing the gap, the Frenchman replied: "I feel that, yes". But PSG also played adventurously and over-ran us at times.
Bellerin gave Arsenal a big boost on Monday when he signed a new long-term contract to tie his future to the club.
Wenger was delighted the former Barcelona youth player opted to remain at the Emirates Stadium.
They are all an upgrade on Giroud, but as things stand Giroud is the only Arsenal player in the messy business of scoring goals.
"He's angry in a positive way", Wenger told the club website. Not me, because I am Manchester United manager, not you because you are the Manchester United journalist, but I think everyone knows this. "It was important not to lose and that's what we managed not to do".