Thierry Henry: Arsenal’s spine not good enough to win title

Thierry Henry

The former Gunners striker has stated that Arsene Wenger’s men need more competition for places.

Arsenal’s form in the second half of the season propelled the North London club up the table and threatened to have the Gunners in title contention, but in the end Chelsea were the most consistent team in the Premier League.

The emergence of Francis Coquelin, selection of David Ospina and the goalscoring exploits of Olivier Giroud were key in the Emirates Stadium outfit finishing the campaign in third place.

Despite the potential for Arsene Wenger’s men putting forward a realistic title challenge next season, one of the club’s best ever players has doubts over whether Arsenal can win the league.

Thierry Henry has stated that he feels that Arsenal need more competition for places if they are to usurp the likes of Chelsea and finish top of the pile.

The outspoken Frenchman urged his ex-employers to buy quality in the transfer market this summer and increase the number of players that can dominate games for the team - especially in the spine of the side.

“Giroud can do a job for Arsenal, Sanchez can do a job for Arsenal, that team can do a job for Arsenal, but the stats are showing us that they didn’t win the league,” Henry stated on Sky Sports.

“I think they need to improve that with other guys.

When I talked about the spine – the goalkeeper, the centre-back, the holding midfielder, and the striker – I’m not saying the guys should leave and let them [new signings] come and play; compete.”

Arsenal have a chance to finish their campaign with silverware, as they look to retain the FA Cup against Aston Villa this weekend.

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