Thierry Henry surprised by Arsene Wenger's treatment of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil

Arsenal legend-turned-pundit Thierry Henry is surprised with the way Arsene Wenger has dealt with Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil since the start of the season.

The Gunners pair have entered the final year of their respective contracts, and are likely to leave the Emirates on a Bosman next summer.

Both Sanchez and Ozil have had their fitness concerns since the opening weeks of the campaign, and this has seen Wenger take a strict approach in terms of the team selection. Ozil missed the 0-0 draw against Chelsea earlier this month with a minor knee injury, and Sanchez could only make the bench as he was not fully fit.

Meanwhile, the West Bromwich Albion game also saw a similar ploy with Sanchez starting from the off while Ozil only made it onto the field as a late substitute. Speaking on Sky Sports, Henry was amazed by Wenger's fresh approach and claims that he is making Sanchez and Ozil earn their place in the starting line-up.

He said: "Listen, there’s something I’ve seen that I didn’t see for a very long time with that Arsenal side and Arsene doing what he did. More often than not, when Alexis Sanchez was back, whether he’s fit or not, he plays. Mesut Ozil, whether he’s fit or not or if he trained a lot or not, he plays. The other day I saw something at Chelsea, okay he (Sanchez) didn’t start at Chelsea, but when he came on they put him up front because they were so well organised."

Arsenal had received plenty of stick following their no-show in the 4-0 loss to Liverpool, but they have since gone on a five-match unbeaten streak across all competitions including the goalless draw against Chelsea, which was their first point in six attempts at Stamford Bridge. Wenger's men take on BATE Borisov in the Europa League on Thursday night.