Thierry Henry delivers blunt assessment of Arsenal, Man United’s title hopes

Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry gives his take on how the Premier League title race is unfolding

Thierry Henry has told the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United that it is time for them to step up in the Premier League title race.

United dropped more points on Saturday as they were held to a goalless draw by West Ham United at Old Trafford, while Manchester City were beaten 2-0 away at Stoke City.

With the season already 15 games old, no team has pulled away at the top of the table, with current leaders Leicester City only two points clear of second-placed Arsenal.

Chelsea’s title defence has been left in tatters, with Jose Mourinho’s men closer to the relegation zone than the top of the table.

And former Arsenal striker Henry feels that it is time that one of the league’s more successful teams starting showing some consistency in the top flight.

Speaking on Sky Sports after Liverpool’s 2-0 loss to Newcastle United at St James’ Park on Sunday afternoon, Henry said: “We all love a Robin Hood story.

“Jamie Vardy, 11 goals in 11 games. You have the likes of Stoke City toying with Man City yesterday. West Ham doing well from the beginning of the season, Crystal Palace being there…

“But at one point, for me, the big guns need to come out and say ‘hang on a minute, this is our league’.

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“You can’t have Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, City and United acting the way they’ve been acting. They need to come back – and strong.

“I understand that the ‘lesser’ sides are closing the gap. But the big guns have to do way better and find some consistency. That’s why ultimately, three out of the four [English] teams are struggling in Europe.”

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