Thierry Henry says Arsenal desperately need this in order to win title

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The Gunners legend has called upon the club's supporting cast to start contributing goals to the cause.

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has told Sky Sports that the club has become too reliant on a small number of players to score all their goals and said that irregular scorers need to start contributing to the tally if the Gunners are to win the Premier League.

Olivier Giroud is the only player to have reached double figures in the league for Arsene Wenger's side this season, with the Frenchman's total of 12 double that of the next-highest, Alexis Sanchez's six.

Mesut Ozil is the highest-scoring midfielder with five Premier League strikes, whilst Theo Walcott has only managed to hit the net four times in the club's domestic campaign.

Henry said that Walcott should be contributing more to the team, but insisted that the problem is not just one belonging to the club's strikers.

He told Sky Sports: "Theo should have done better, we all agree on that and especially this season. Olivier [Giroud] has been scoring a lot of goals and at the moment is not scoring, Alexis Sanchez has been suffering a bit. What happened to the other part of the team?

"Who was scoring goals when [Sergio] Aguero was not scoring [for Manchester City]? [Carlos] Tevez, Edin Dzeko. Who was scoring goals at Arsenal when I was having a [barren] run? Sylvain Wiltord. And I can go through teams that won the title like that.

"Now, and I'm not trying to find any excuses like that because your usual suspects need and have to perform. But what is happening when they are not scoring? Who is going is going to come from the bench and change the game? [Leonardo] Ulloa did it at the weekend for Leicester. Who scored for Tottenham at the weekend? Harry Kane? No, [Danny] Rose and [Nacer] Chadli, that's how you win a league."

In the season of Henry's first league title with Arsenal, in 2002-03, three players scored at least 10 Premier League goals for the club - Henry himself with 24, Robert Pires with 14 and Sylvain Wiltord's 10 - whilst the following season only Henry and Pires hit double figures as the Gunners retained the title.

Arsenal are currently third in the Premier League table, three points behind rivals Tottenham Hotspur at the start of Tuesday's play.

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