Thierry Henry reacts to Arsenal’s 1-1 draw at Norwich City

Thierry Henry feels that Arsenal's level dropped in the second half against Norwich

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Thierry Henry believes that Arsenal struggled physically during Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Norwich City at Carrow Road.

The north London side looked to be heading to a win which would have moved them up to second in the Premier League table when Mesut Ozil’s neat chipped finish put the visitors ahead in the 30th minute against the Canaries.

However, the home side battled back and drew level two minutes before half-time when Lewis Grabban held off the challenge of Gabriel Paulista to fire past Petr Cech.

The disappointing result was made worse for Arsenal after Alexis Sanchez was forced off with a suspected hamstring injury midway through the second half.

And former Arsenal striker Henry feels that the Gunners failed to keep their tempo going for the duration of the game.

Speaking on Sky Sports after the game, Henry said: “I thought Arsenal died, physically, at one point.

“I think at the beginning of the second half, Arsenal dropped. To have Robbie Brady at the end of the game saying that he believed that they should have won, that speaks volumes to me.

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“And I won’t disagree with that. I think, in the second half it looked like they were going to score, and not so much Arsenal.

“Yes, Arsenal had the possession as you expect, they passed the ball around the box, crosses, but in all fairness they only had three shots on target and that was all, in the game. I thought that they didn’t look fresh enough in the second half.”

Arsenal return to Premier League action with a home clash against Sunderland at The Emirates next weekend.

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