Thierry Henry explains why he wants Arsenal to beat Tottenham

Arsenal host Tottenham Hotspur in the North London derby on Sunday.

Popular pundit Thierry Henry has written in The Sun that he wants Arsenal to prove their Premier League title credentials by beating Tottenham Hotspur in the North London derby on Sunday.

The Gunners have had plenty of ups and downs already this season, showing signs of a title-winning team in victories over Manchester United and Bayern Munich (at the Emirates) while not so much on other occasions.

Former Arsenal striker Henry is a firm believer that Arsene Wenger’s side are good enough to bring the title back to North London, but plenty of concerns were raised during the midweek 5-1 thrashing by Bayern in Munich in the Champions League.

Writing in his column for The Sun, Henry stated that he wants Arsenal to justify his faith in the side by going out and sending a real message against arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

“Chelsea are already out of the title race and though Manchester United are still in contention, their lack of goals might cause them a problem,” the Frenchman explained.

“Which is why, despite all the concerns raised by their Bayern battering, I still believe Arsenal are good enough to win the league. Now I want them to justify that faith by beating Tottenham in today’s North London derby at the Emirates.”

Can Arsenal win the Premier League?

Despite a few mishaps along the way, Arsenal have generally begun the season well and their domestic form since the opening day defeat is better than any other team in the Premier League.

However, injuries have started to mount and question marks remain over the quality of their squad.

The match against Tottenham will be a good indicator as to how Wenger’s side bounce back from disappointments and how much they are willing to fight for victories.

Spurs head into the clash on a 10-game unbeaten run and they will do everything they can to disrupt Arsenal’s rhythm and extend that figure to 11.

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