Arsenal just isn’t attracting top players anymore according to Thierry Henry
Thierry Henry is one of the most well-known and highly-rated figures in the world of football and the vast majority of his notoriety arrived back when he was performing for Arsenal as it was with the English Premier League club that Henry managed to make a name for himself by becoming the all-time leading goal-scorer of Arsenal with 228 goals in all competitions and helping them in winning various major pieces of silverware.
The French retiree Thierry Henry was part of Arsenal’s invincible squad during the season of 2003-04 which ran past everyone else in the Premier League as they did not lose a single league match during that season.
At that period of time, Arsenal had a star-studded squad including players such as: Dennis Bergkamp, Robert Pires, Patrick Viera, KoloToure and Jens Lehmann just to name a few of the more recognized and prominent performers.
That period of time was the hands down the best in the entire history of Arsenal and they have struggled trying to attract big name talented players. Thierry Henry has recently voiced his thoughts concerning Arsenal’s current underwhelming situation as he said:
"It kills me to say this as an Arsenal fan, but my old club is not an attractive destination any more for the top, top players. Why would the leading players who can have a real impact in the Premier League and improve that Arsenal team come to the Emirates? Competition for trophies is the key. If you are a director of football and you work for Arsenal, how do you attract a big player?
The former star of Arsenal, Henry says that top class players are motivated by the realistic possibility of winning a highly coveted piece of silverware and Arsenal just doesn’t have a serious chance of lifting a big trophy in comparison to other clubs and it’s one of the reasons of why Arsenal has not been able to attract world-class players as much as they used to do some time ago.