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Arsenal hope to bounce back from a 2-0 defeat at the Emirates with a win tomorrow at the Nou Camp.
Barcelona Defender Dani Alves have revealed the reason why Alexis Sanchez was sold to Arsenal.
He claims Sanchez did not have an “understanding” of their style of play and still doesn’t understand how they play that was why he failed to hold down a regular spot at Barcelona.
“Alexis didn’t fail at Barcelona but it’s hard to play here because you have to understand the playing idea,” Alves told the Daily Mail.
“He’s a great player and I always knew that he would be a success when he left, especially if he went somewhere he would be the protagonist. He’s the kind of player who needs that.
“In the end, you are going to have the protagonism anyway but you have to understand that, at Barcelona, it’s not enough just to be a great player.
“You need to have a great understanding of the way Barcelona play and, if you do, then you will have a long career here.
“Those that come and go, that doesn’t mean they are bad players. They go somewhere else and they enjoy it because they are beasts, but at Barcelona it’s not enough just to be a beast of a player.”