Well there is a turn up for the books. We are used to various ex-Arsenal pundits like Paul Merson laying in to Arsene Wenger on our TV screens, but Thierry Henry is usually a bit easier going with Le Prof, especially considering that he is continually being linked with being Wenger’s successor one day.
But no! He was scathing in his verdict after the Leicester game, and declared that the Gunners have little chance of winning the title if they don’t improve their game play. “You talk about evolution or revolution: I call it stagnation,” Henry said on Sky.
“I watched the game and I could tell you what was about to happen. Every time Leicester had the ball I thought they were going to score and every time we had the ball I thought we were going to score.
“I’ve seen it so many times: are you always going to score four and concede three? At one point you’re going to get found out.”
“People were having a go at the defence but when you’re playing in a back three a lot depends on the people in front of you. If they don’t apply pressure then you’re going to be exposed in the back three,” said Henry.
“Based on how they played, I have’t seen any change (from last season).
“Tottenham didn’t concede, Man Utd didn’t concede – and usually you win the title because you don’t concede goals.
“That is something they need to rectify, not only the back three. You can’t have your two holding midfield players bombing forward and overlapping the wingers and being in the box.
“Yes sometimes they will score, but most of the time you want them to do their job.”
I think this is a little bit harsh considering that we were without most of our centre-backs through suspension or injury. Surely Arsenal can only get better as we get our players returning to the fold. We got the three points and if we can get another three on Saturday I will be more than happy….