Arsenal legend Thierry Henry created some friction with his former mentor Arsene Wenger following his recent criticism of our squad and he could potentially reignite the fire with his latest comments in The Sun.
Wenger is a proud man and the fact that he’s perceived as stubborn is actually a compliment, with many of the top managers in the game possessing that quality.
Criticism regarding his squad is often not taken too well and when it comes from a player who owes him his career, Wenger will be all the more disappointed…
This time, Henry feels as though a title-winning side should have more than one striker and stated that we may need more reinforcements in that department.
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“While Olivier Giroud had 18 goals in 22 starts this season Arsenal still need more options in this department,” Henry suggested.
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“Look at teams competing in other countries, particularly Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich. They all have three top strikers.
“I am convinced we won the League at Arsenal not due to the fact I was banging in goals but because the club had a good squad. Sometimes when I was being given a rest, Sylvain Wiltord or Kanu would come in and Dennis was always there.
“Yet I scored 25 times for Arsenal in 2005 but we didn’t win the title. To win a championship, you generally need more than one player who can play in this central striker role.”
There is no doubting Henry’s passion for the club as a fan, but some of his remarks seem to be born out of the generalisation surrounding the club with most ‘experts’ regurgitating the same points.
Comparing any team’s frontline to that of Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich’s is rather odd given how far ahead those teams are and last time many had checked, those clubs do not compete in the Barclays Premier League.
Secondly, the correlation between having a fearsome marksman and winning the league has this season been contradicted by Chelsea.
Diego Costa isn’t top of the goalscoring charts and neither are his teammates yet Chelsea are champions.
We do have some catching up to do in the Premier League, but the barometers to which we’re judged seem to be shifted on a weekly basis.
Wenger will get it right, you just watch!