Despite Arsenal’s recent comeback, Thierry Henry is unsure if “things are heading in the right path” under Mikel Arteta.
THIERRY HENRY has questioned whether Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal team is genuine.
After Arsenal’s triumph against Tottenham in the North London derby, the 44-year-old icon joined in the celebrations.
However, Henry saw Arteta’s side cling to an undeserved point in a goalless draw against Brighton, which dragged them behind Spurs and into the Premier League’s bottom half.
And the Invincibles veteran claimed that the flaws shown at the Amex were a more accurate picture of where this Arsenal team is at the moment, leaving him skeptical that things are on the right road.
“I’m not sure if things are going in the correct direction,” Henry added.
I watched the game between Brighton and Hove Albion. “Did you see it?” I’ve seen us beat Norwich previously, win at Burnley, and win at home against Tottenham – because we always win at home against Tottenham.
“I was overjoyed when we beat Tottenham because we were on a roll, but I was hoping to see a performance away from home against a passing team.”
“Instead, we had to endure.”
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“I was eager to see the Brighton game, to see if we could have the ball and maintain the ball away from home, retaining possession, against a dangerous Brighton side,” Henry said at the Prime Video Presents Sport 2021 showcase event.
“When we used to lose, it was often asserted that ‘Arsenal don’t have a Plan B,’ and that they passed too much for the sake of passing,’ even after I left the team.
“However, I didn’t see that from Arsenal in their match against Brighton.” That’s something I saw Brighton do.” In response to a query about whether he would ever consider sitting in the Spurs’ home dugout, Henry replied, “That would never happen in a million years.” But, with Arsenal’s match against Manchester United on November 30 being the first of two complete rounds of Premier League games to be broadcast on the streaming service, he admitted he was concerned about the outcome.
“United have been better than us, but you never know what might happen,” Henry remarked.
“It took us 14 years to win there again last season, but it was difficult to win there even in my time.”
“United now have someone in Ronaldo who can solve their difficulties, and they have a good squad.”
Patrice Evra, a former United full-back, sat next to Henry and admitted that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his club still have a lot to prove.
“Teams appear to enjoy playing their game at Old Trafford,” Evra observed. I’m not sure why.
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