Thierry Henry feels “there is something wrong with Arsenal” following Sunday’s embarrassing 4-0 defeat at Liverpool.
The Gunners were handed their second Premier League defeat in a row at Anfield, easily beaten by the hosts, after an awful showing.
Henry says the game showed exactly why Alexis Sanchez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have not penned new deals yet, and feels the club have real problems.
“Why would he [Sanchez] stay after watching this? After this type of performance? That is why they [Sanchez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain] are not renewing their contracts. There is something wrong with Arsenal at the minute,” he told Sky Sports.
“It was unwatchable, at one point I wanted to leave. I don’t relate to the team and I don’t think a lot of the fans do. That is a problem.
“The word I have used for a long time is comfort. Everything is comfortable at Arsenal. Everyone can stay, you don’t try to find out the player you can be, it’s ok to play well, and if you’re not playing well there’s not the pressure you should have at a big club.”
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The defeat brought painful echoes of not just last season, but many campaigns past and Henry admitted he was now used to watching such repeat performances.
“It’s painful,” he added. “It’s how they lose. It’s always the same. You have seen it before. Everything you see reminds me of what has happened for the last 10 years.
“I knew what would happen today, I knew what was going to happen against Leicester [4-3 win], I knew what was going to happen at Stoke [1-0 defeat]… I am not that shocked, that’s what I expected today unfortunately.
“But still when you see it you are like: “No. Not really again!”.