Thierry Henry is undoubtedly one of Arsenal’s most revered legends in the Wenger era, but his old boss is not very happy with some of his utterings since he became a pundit on the Sky Sports TV Channel. Le Prof seems especially miffed about Henry denigrating our new hero Olivier Giroud, who has recently turned into a goalscoring sensation since his recovery from injury late last year.
Giroud failed to find the back of the net against the new Champions Chelsea, and Henry bravely stuck his neck out and said that the Gunners could not become champions with Giroud as our leading centre-forward, which definitely annoyed Wenger. “I think he’s wrong,” Le Prof said in the Telegraph. “He’s paid for that. We know all the system now of the modern media, especially on TV. I know how it works. They push you to be controversial because they give you a lot of money.
“I can accept an opinion but the comment on Giroud was a bit more wrong, especially because I heard the same thing being said about Nicolas Anelka, about Thierry Henry himself and about Robin van Persie. And they all became world-class players themselves.”
Wenger certainly has a point. Surely Henry himself should be able to remember when he was a raw talent before he came to Arsenal? Before Wenger moulded him into our top goalscorer of all time Henry had scored just 23 goals in 121 games for Monaco and Juventus……