‘They’ll beat any group within the league’ – Henry requires consistency at Arsenal
The Gunners legend was extraordinarily impressed with the best way they took the sport to Tottenham within the North London derby.
Thierry Henry believes Arsenal have a squad that may beat anybody within the Premier League, however believes the Gunners want to seek out consistency if they’re to grow to be high contenders.
The Gunners beat north London rival Tottenham on Sunday to place a spring of their followers’ footsteps, however they nonetheless discover themselves behind Spurs within the desk.
Henry believes Gunners boss Mikel Arteta sees the membership in the best path, however needs to see consistency in his recreation.
What was mentioned?
Henry was requested to charge his former membership throughout an look on Sky Sports activities, and thinks Arteta bought a little bit of a break from beating Chelsea within the FA Cup closing final season.
“I feel Mikel purchased himself a while by profitable the FA Cup final yr,” mentioned Henry. “The best way they gained him, and the group they gained in opposition to, gave him time with the followers and with the membership as a result of you’ve one thing to indicate on the finish of the season.
“What’s lacking now’s consistency. I watch the primary half of Arsenal generally and it appears to be like like they simply do not consider they will win.
“Then once they’re in a scenario the place they should come again and take a look at it, it is like ‘wow why did not they begin like this?’
“You could possibly see [on Sunday] they needed to win the sport. Tottenham made it a bit simpler for them that day.
“However I can see progress and now Mikel has to maneuver on to consistency.”
“ They’ll beat any group within the league ”
Henry was impressed with the best way Arteta organized his squad to deliver the sport to Tottenham on Sunday.
“I feel Mikel has group, you noticed him yesterday,” mentioned Henry.
“I like the best way he put the group collectively. In case you have a look at the positions of the three forwards, he performed nearly 2-3-5 on the ball.
“Individuals had been shifting ahead; the depth was there, the need to win the match was there. After they play like that on the entrance foot and transfer ahead, they will beat any group within the league.
Room for enchancment regardless of Spurs’ victory
Whereas Henry believes progress has been made, he supplied a sobering level for Arsenal followers.
He added: “I feel the group is nice. Can it’s higher? Sure. Has there been any progress? Sure.
“[But] the desk doesn’t lie. They’re nonetheless behind Tottenham. They’re nonetheless behind many groups.
“It is a course of. Hope this explodes quickly, however consistency must occur shortly. “