Thierry Henry: Why Arsenal can still win the Premier League

Thierry Henry says Arsenal have what it takes to challenge for the Premier League title this season

Thierry Henry believes that Arsenal still have what it takes to win the Premier League this season, despite their 2-0 loss to Chelsea last weekend.

The Gunners were reduced to nine men as Jose Mourinho’s side secured victory over their local London rivals at Stamford Bridge to condemn them to their second league defeat of the season.

Arsenal’s loss to Chelsea left Arsene Wenger’s men five points behind leaders Manchester City after six games of the new campaign.

And former Arsenal striker Henry is convinced that the north London side have what it takes to challenge for the top-flight title this term as they look to win their Premier League for the first time since 2004.

Henry told Sky Sports: “I would have been more worried if Man City had won against West Ham, but they didn’t. It gives a little hope after the loss against Chelsea.

“Things can happen in this league, as we all know. Nobody would have thought West Ham would go to Anfield, the Emirates and the Etihad and win.

“I still think they’re going to be challenging. Are they going to be winning it? I don’t know. I think I still see City being up there at the end of the season.”

Henry also talked up the significance of Arsenal’s 2-1 League Cup win over Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane on Wednesday night heading into Saturday’s league trip to Leicester City.

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The former France international continued: “It is massive. Huge. Let’s fast forward a bit. You don’t want to go to Leicester having lost that game.

“They won the derby, and you saw how they played. They fought well, they had character, it wasn’t just flamboyant Arsenal. And they won at the Lane.

“They’re going to be buzzing, there will be happiness around the dressing room and the training ground, and that’s always better for them to prepare for the next game.”

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