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Thierry Henry: Arsene Wenger finds it 'difficult' to spend big on defenders

Arsenal legend-turned-pundit Thierry Henry has suggested that Arsene Wenger finds it difficult when it comes to spending big on defenders in the transfer market. The Gunners were in the search for a new centre-back during the winter transfer window, but ultimately they were unsuccessful in their pursuit with Wenger reluctant to spend significant fees on a defensive recruit.

Speaking to Sky Sports on Monday Night Football, Henry highlighted that Wenger is used to buying bargains in the form of Kolo Toure and Sol Campbell in the transfer market, and this has left him with the mentality of not paying above a particular price for a top-class centre-back, which the club are in a desperate need of.

Arsene Wenger Unhappy with Thierry Henry’s Comments

Arsene Wenger has hit back at Arsenal legend Thierry Henry for his comments that Alexis Sanchez is causing a rift within the Arsenal setup. The Chilean winger is about to leave Arsenal at the end of the campaign, as he has not agreed a deal with the club. Sanchez was ready to leave Arsenal even as early as last summer when Manchester City where showing a lot of interest in the player. It is rumoured that City were ready to pay around £ 60 million for his services, but Sanchez stayed at the Emirates stadium due to Arsenal not willing to sell the player to a direct rival.

Now, it appears that City will come in with a second interest in the January transfer window. Sanchez has continued representing Arsenal, albeit in a slightly subdued way. Over the last few months, Sanchez has featured more and more in the first team and he played an important contribution in the 3-2 win over Crystal Palace during the weekend. This was an extremely positive result for Arsenal, as it keeps them in the hunt for the top four. However, Henry says that Sanchez is becoming a bad apple in the Arsenal setup as he did not seem to celebrate this important victory, and despite contributing with goals in the game.

Thierry Henry reacts to Arsenal's triumph over Everton

Arsenal legend-turned-pundit Thierry Henry was pleased with the Gunners' performance at Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon. The north London side suffered a 2-1 defeat to Watford in the previous outing, and they came up with the perfect response as they thrashed the Toffees by a 5-2 scoreline.

Speaking after the game, Henry admitted that the Gunners showcased a flawless performance on the field, and they could have quite easily doubled the scores, he said, "It was very good. Right from the start, obviously they conceded a goal early, but right from the start you could sense they were going to mean business today. If you’re looking from an Everton point of view, that’s exactly how you don’t play Arsenal. If you give them time on the ball and allow them to play like they played today, you’re in trouble. They scored five, it could have been five each half in all fairness."

The victory takes the north London club to fifth place on the Premier League table, and they are just behind Chelsea on goal difference with 16 points. Nevertheless, the Gunners are nine points behind table-toppers Manchester City, and they have a lot of work to do if they are to close the gap on the Citizens.

Thierry Henry has doubts over Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's ability

Arsenal legend-turned-pundit Thierry Henry is unsure what Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is good at despite spending six long seasons with the Gunners.

The England international ended his association with the north London giants on transfer deadline day after he opted to join Liverpool in a £35m deal.

Speaking on Sky Sports, Henry questioned the attacker's motivations to join the Merseyside giants after he suggested that he could evolve into a better player under Jurgen Klopp, he said: "He spoke on the Liverpool website about that he could see Klopp making him a better player and that there's a love and togetherness. Are you telling us you didn't have that at Arsenal?" Henry said before Saturday's kick-off. Or are you looking forward to something else? He's saying that after an hour of training at Liverpool. You have to bring something on the table. I have been watching him for a very long time and I still don't know what he's good at."

Thierry Henry hails Chelsea's performance against Atletico Madrid

Arsenal legend-turned-pundit Thierry Henry has hailed Chelsea's comeback win over Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.

The Gunners favourite believes that the Blues produced the best performance from an English club in Europe in the past five seasons.

Antonio Conte's men trailed 1-0 at the half-time break after Antoine Griezmann converted a penalty against the run of play. However, the Blues made the best of their dominance in the second period with Alvaro Morata levelling the scores whilst Michy Batshuayi bagged the winner with virtually the last kick of the match.

Thierry Henry questions why Alexis Sanchez would stay after Anfield thrashing

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has questioned why Alexis Sanchez would consider staying put at the Emirates following a lacklustre performance in the 4-0 defeat at Liverpool.

The Frenchman deemed the game as 'unwatchable' as the Gunners succumbed to one of their worst defeats since the 6-0 drubbing at the hands of Chelsea few seasons ago.

Both Alexis Sanchez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have shown no signs of extending their deals, and the former Gunners ace feels that the players are under no pressure to put in performances since the club is run with relative comfort.

Richmond Boakye-Yiadom has the potential to reach the heights of Thierry Henry, says agent

The agent of Richmond Boakye-Yiadom has claimed that the 24-year-old striker has the potential to become one of the world's best strikers.

Boakye-Yiadom joined Serbian club Red Star Belgrade on a permanent three-year deal in June after Latina was defunct due to bankruptcy.

Thierry Henry thinks Lionel Messi can still improve

Former Barcelona striker Thierry Henry insists that Lionel Messi still has the potential to improve his overall game.

The Argentina international recently ended speculation over his future after he penned a fresh four-year contract with the Catalan giants. Messi has won everything within grasp with Barcelona, but Henry believes that the Argentine is still not at his peak form ahead of next season.

Romelu Lukaku must improve to Thierry Henry's standard - Jamie Redknapp

Former Liverpool midfielder-turned-pundit Jamie Redknapp feels that Romelu Lukaku should improve his overall game, now that he has put pen to paper on a long-term contract with Manchester United.

The Belgium international sealed a surprise move to Old Trafford earlier this month following a private conversation with Jose Mourinho over the telephone line. Lukaku was initially tipped to join former club Chelsea, but the chance to redeem himself under the Special One was too good to refuse.

Kylian Mbappe flattered to be Compared with Thierry Henry

Arsenal transfer target Kylian Mbappe was flattered to be compared with former Gunners great Thierry Henry in a recent interview with Canal +.

The 18-year-old received plenty of plaudits for his performances last season as he bagged 26 goals for Monaco across all competitions. The teenager scored most of his goals in the second half of the campaign after he took advantage of an injury absence to skipper Radamel Falcao to make himself a regular in Leonardo Jardim’s team.


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