Henry praises Arsenal display v Manchester City, but remains critical

Souness Henry

Arsenal drew with Manchester City at the Etihad on Sunday afternoon.

Speaking on Sky Sports, broadcast May 8th, Thierry Henry has praised Arsenal’s performance against Manchester City but criticised their season overall.

Arsenal took on Manchester City at the Emirates on Sunday afternoon in a huge battle in the race for a top four place.

They had to be in fighting spirit too, twice coming back from a goal down to secure a 2-2 draw and all but seal their top three place.

It was the kind of fight that has sorely been lacking from their season overall, and while Henry was impressed by the display; he was still critical of the campaign as a whole.

“They had a good performance,” he told Sky Sports.

“But overall you’re not going to judge the season on what they did [against Manchester City] and over 38 games they didn’t do what they did today.”

This season has certainly been a disappointing one for the Gunners, who should have been competing for the title as their rivals struggled.

Instead they have ended up scrambling for a top three finish to avoid playing in another Champions League play off.

That can be marked as a disastrous year for them, and perhaps if they had shown the kind of determination they did against City then things could have turned out much differently.

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