Arsenal striker Giroud: I was an easy target for 'dull' Thierry Henry

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Arsenal legend Thierry Henry criticised striker Olivier Giroud following the 0-0 draw with Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium.

Olivier Giroud has responded to criticism handed out by Arsenal legend Thierry Henry following the club's 0-0 draw with Premier League champions Chelsea.

In terms of punditry, Giroud may have a point about Henry being "dull", but the player in question is far from the elite level than many think.

Henry launched an attack on Giroud claiming the France international does not have the ability to fire the club to Premier League success.

The truth hurts and Henry may have a point here. In order to win the league you not only need a strong squad with balance, but a prolific goalscorer. The two teams that finished above Arsenal have exactly this with strikers in a different league to Giroud.

Sergio Aguero and Diego Costa made things happen this season out of nowhere. They are of a different pedigree to the Arsenal frontman and if Arsene Wenger is going for that title next season, he may need to look into the market for an out-and-out goalscorer.

The French striker, who has not scored for Arsenal since the 4-1 victory over Liverpool in April, personally hit back at Henry's comments with a dig at the 37-year-old's punditry skills.

"I heard he was saying too many dull things. That was a bomb and it had its desired effect," he told L'Equipe.

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