Thierry Henry questions Arsenal desire after Tottenham draw
Thierry Henry questions whether Arsenal have what it takes to win the league after their draw with Tottenham
Thierry Henry has questioned whether Arsenal have what it takes to win the Premier League this season after the Gunners’ 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on Sunday.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men dominated the game for large spells and took the lead in the 32nd minute when Harry Kane coolly slotted past Petr Cech.
You have to win these games [to win the league]
Arsenal improved in the second half and eventually snatched an equaliser when Kieran Gibbs came off the bench to bundle home after being fed by Mesut Ozil.
Manchester City’s draw with Aston Villa earlier in the day meant that Arsenal had the chance to move top of the Premier League table with victory over their bitter local rivals.
However, the Gunners’ failure to capitalise on the Citizens’ slip-up was a cause for concern for Arsenal legend Henry.
Henry told Sky Sports after Sunday’s game: “I think Tottenham played better than Arsenal today.
“For me, you know that Man City drew their game and you can get two points ahead of them, and [Arsenal] did not take that opportunity. They didn’t play well, and you have to win these types of games when you are not playing well.
“No matter how, no matter what, especially against Tottenham. It was more about how Tottenham played at the Emirates Stadium – they wanted it more, they had more desire for a longer period.
“Yes, Arsenal came back with the right attitude – and Mathieu Flamini was the symbol of it – but it was more an Arsenal focused on getting the ball in the box and winning headers.
“But I go back to the same thing; Man City lost two points today and it was a great opportunity – especially against Spurs.
“You have to win these games [to win the league], especially when you are not having a good day. That’s how you win the Premier League.”
Arsenal travel to West Bromwich Albion in their next Premier League game after the international break.