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Thierry Henry makes unsure claim over Mikel Arteta at Arsenal

Thierry Henry makes unsure claim over Mikel Arteta at Arsenal

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Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has claimed that he is unsure of things are going in the right direction under current manager Mikel Arteta.

The north London side are currently 11th in the Premier League – four points off Manchester United who are in fourth place.

Gunners started off the season in poor form, losing all of their opening three league fixtures and failing to score a single goal in the process.

However, the last three games saw them gaining 9 points, as well as Arteta earning the Manager of the Month award.

Although Henry has conceded that he is still not convinced by the current project under the Spaniard’s leadership, claiming that the recent 0-0 draw with Brighton highlighted a lot of deficiencies within the team.

“I don’t know if things are going in the right direction,” he said on the Prime Video Presents Sport 2021 showcase event.


“I watched the Brighton game. Did you watch it? I’ve seen us beating Norwich before, winning at Burnley, beating Tottenham at home – because we always beat Tottenham at home.


“I was more than happy when we beat Tottenham as we were on a good run but I was waiting to see a performance, away from home, against a team that passes the ball. And, instead, we suffered.


“I was waiting to see the Brighton game, to see if we could have the ball and keep the ball, away from home, retaining possession, against a dangerous Brighton side.


“When we used to lose, even after I left the team, it was always said that ‘Arsenal don’t have a Plan B’ and that they passed too much for the sake of passing.


“But I didn’t see that from Arsenal in the Brighton match. I saw Brighton do that.”

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