Thierry Henry spoke on Sky Sports’ The Football Show about Liverpool failing to beat Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’ record.
Arsenal still remain the only side in the history of the Premier League to go an entire season unbeaten.
That record was under serious threat this season, as Liverpool looked favourites at one point to become the second team to be crowned ‘the invincibles’ in the Premier League era.
Watford put a stop to Liverpool’s unbelievable run this term and there was a huge sigh of relief from Arsenal fans across the globe.
Henry, arguably the biggest player in Arsenal’s ‘invincibles’ squad, spoke about Liverpool coming close this season and the Frenchman shockingly admitted that he wanted them to break the record.
He said: ” I thought they were going to go all the way unbeaten. I think it would have been good for the game because of the way they would have done it, with the way they are playing.
” People tend to copy the team that is at the top and I love when a team at the top plays like that because it has a good impact on other coaches and football in general.
“That’s why I thought they were going to do it [go unbeaten] and that’s why I wanted them to do it. It’s so funny because people ask me if I’d be upset if they do it, but why would I be upset?”
That will come as a huge surprise to Arsenal fans who don’t want that record to be taken away from them.
The Gunners haven’t won the league title since they set that record almost 16 years ago and it is, in some ways, their only relevant accomplishment worth bragging about against the other top sides these days.
Henry’s comments are unlikely to go down well among Arsenal supporters. But the only thing they will care about is that they are still the only side to be called ‘the invincibles’.