Thierry Henry believes Arsenal are well on their way to winning the title this season, and claims Olivier Giroud and Mesut Özil will be the key to our success, as written in his column in The Sun.
As the report reveals, Henry has previously been critical of his compatriot – claiming Arsenal could never win the title with Olivier Giroud leading the line. He now believes that the 29-year-old is showing the consistently required to change that, and with the variation offered through the option of Theo Walcott, Henry believes this is our year.
“Olivier Giroud and Mesut Ozil are finally showing the consistency to match their unquestionable ability,” he wrote.
“Now they can lead Arsenal to the title because the team has learned how to win the big games even when they don’t dominate possession.”
It’s hard to disagree with him, as these two have been our stand out performers so far this season. Injuries and a lack of form have meant players like Alexis Sanchez, Santi Cazorla, Theo Walcott, and Aaron Ramsey have flown under the radar somewhat, while Özil and Giroud have really stepped up.
The French forward is far and away our top scorer this season, while Özil leads the Premier League assist charts by a significant margin. The contributions of these two are part of the reason we’re currently top of the league, and will be key if we want to clinch our first title in over a decade.
Our mentality seems to have changed slightly this season, with our results against the big teams far better, and a clear knack for winning games even when not playing our best. We’re also helped by a number of our rivals performing below par this season, and we may not have a better chance to win the Premier League.
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If there’s one pundit we want praise from it’s Henry, so it’s great to see how confident he is in our abilities this season. We certainly look capable of challenging on multiple fronts, but the Premier League is the big one for Arsene Wenger.