Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry remains unsure whether the signing of a top-class centre forward like Robert Lewandowski will improve things at Arsenal.
The club have once again finished the season without any major trophies and seem to be content with just competing for the top four places. Even though fans have expressed their displeasure, manager Arsene Wenger has been standing by his team throughout the storm. Critics have been calling for Wenger to spend money on some big-name players. Failure to bring in any significant additions in January is seen as the reason behind Arsenal’s poor form in 2016.
Henry, though, reckons that the club have much deeper problems than appear to be and they will not be solved by just signing one world-class player. He has recalled that Arsenal did not win any titles even with a huge goal scorer like Robin van Persie in their lineup. The Dutchman came with 30 goals in one campaign for Arsenal but they did not come close to challenging for the title back then. Henry is expecting a similar scenario if Arsenal go out and buy another centre forward in the summer. The club’s poor form in 2016 has been attributed to Olivier Giroud’s struggles in front of goal in the last six months.
"People say to me they need to sign a central midfielder, a centre-half or a 30-goals-a-season striker. But the solution is never that easy.Robin van Persie scored 30 Premier League goals in his final season at Arsenal and they did not win the title.They could sign Robert Lewandowski and N’Golo Kante tomorrow and it would not guarantee anything. The Champions League run has helped to soften the blow for City but Arsenal have not even had the consolation of a decent European campaign and everyone at the club is frustrated,” said Henry.