Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has insisted that manager Arsene Wenger should push for the Premier League title next season following his decision to sign a fresh two-year deal with the FA Cup holders.
The long-standing head coach ended the uncertainty over his future following the Cup triumph after he was rewarded a new deal which would extend his 21-year stay.
While the Gunners celebrated another FA Cup title, Henry believes that it is much easy go on a Cup run rather than focus on all 38 games of a Premier League season. Wenger has received stick for his club’s faltering performances at the turn of the year, and Henry feels the entire club including the Frenchman himself will be waiting for the long-awaited title.
“As an Arsenal fan, and as a guy who had Arsene as a coach and have maximum respect for him, I'm happy to see him at the club. But time will tell (if the decision is correct). They finished the season strong, although they have done that before. Raising yourself for the FA Cup final, to beat one team on one day is one thing. To do it over 38 games is a different story,” Henry told Sky Sports.
Arsene Wenger has already stated his transfer ambition with the Bosman signing of Sead Kolasinac this month, and he is hoping to further his business in the coming weeks rather than for waiting things to happen during the dying stages of the transfer window. Lucas Perez from Deportivo looked like a hurried buy last summer and this was evident through the season as Wenger restricted him to the substitutes’ bench. Arsenal will begin their new campaign with a Community Shield game against Chelsea, and a victory would present the right attitude before the 2017/18 league season.