Thierry Henry has been full of positivity towards Arsenal in his comments last night, but is this because some fans have slammed him following the Alexis Sanchez move?
The French former striker has been credited with playing a part in persuading Sanchez to quit the club in favour of Manchester United, and fans have begun to delve further into the former stars actions this term.
Henry has now moved to praise Ozil, and urged him to step up in the absence of Alexis.
TH said: “He [Ozil] has to make it his team.
“Alexis Sanchez is gone. If he plays all the time like he did against Crystal Palace, he’s unplayable.”
The Frenchman didn’t stop there however, and further went onto keep his words positive in the wake of questions on the German’s current contract situation, and defended the club’s questionable actions.
“At the end of the day we are a serious football club with responsibilities,” Thierry said.
“We want to spend the money we can afford. The maximum we can afford we do, but as well you have some decisions to make.
“Are you responsible in your management or not? If you can’t afford you have to say no, we’re sorry we can’t do that.”
For me our club legend is trying to repair bridges with his comments, as we certainly haven’t heard many defend the Arsenal hierarchy when it comes to paying what is necessary in order to keep the club moving in the right direction, and the fact he himself just told Ozil to ‘make the team his own’, shows that he believes he is an important cog in our set-up.
Is Henry trying to mend bridges or do we think he was simply giving his honest opinion? Has TH’s actions this term angered any of you?