There was a bit of a furore in the summer surrounding what the former Arsenal and France striker Thierry Henry said about the current strike force at the club, and more specifically about the current Arsenal and FRance centre forward Olivier Giroud.
The big man was not happy at what he took to be a slur on his abilities after Henry said that the Gunners would not be able to win the Premier League with Giroud. Henry quickly moved to clear this up and declared that his words were taken a little bit out of context and what he really meant was that Arsenal needed more than just Giroud.
Our record goal scorer mentioned it again is the column he rights for The Sun and once again he spoke about how a team needs more than just one player to provide the fire power for a title challenge.
He said, “Any team that is looking to win the League needs at least four players scoring on a regular basis. You can’t win it if only one or two are chipping in.
“That’s why I said that Arsenal needed to sign another striker last season, because I couldn’t see anyone else to lift the burden off Olivier Giroud.”
So is Henry now saying that he was wrong and that Arsenal do have the players we need? Giroud is certainly doing his bit, with 15 goals in the bag already and you would definitely put Alexis Sanchez in there as the Chilean is just one away from double figures.
Assuming Henry is right, however, you would think we need two more Gunners to get more than 10 this season. At the minute we have Ozil and Walcott on five and Ramsey on four. Do you think two of those will go on to prove Henry’s summer statement wrong?