Thierry Henry makes honest admission about Arsenal’s season
Thierry Henry reflects on a disappointing season for Arsenal
Thierry Henry has admitted that he thought 2015/16 was Arsenal’s year to end their 12-year wait to win the Premier League title.
The Gunners managed to end their Premier League campaign on a high after Sunday’s 4-0 victory over Aston Villa saw Arsene Wenger’s side hoist themselves above bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur and into second place.
However, runners-up spot will prove scant consolation for Wenger’s side after previously being touted as Premier League title favourites and leading the English top flight in December and January.
Speaking to Sky Sports following the final day of Premier League action for every club except Manchester United and Bournemouth, Henry reflected on what was ultimately a disappointing campaign for the Gunners.
“Well it is a weird one. In January, when they were two points ahead, I kind of thought as an Arsenal fan that it could be the season,” Henry said.
“Yet again, it is the same type of season. They finished second and the last time was a long time ago. But you go back to the same thing: not winning the title. It wasn’t enough once again.”
Arsenal haven’t won the Premier League title since Henry, Patrick Vieira and Robert Pires inspired Wenger’s men to the title in 2004.
The Gunners made premature exits in the Champions League and the FA Cup this season to finish the season without silverware for the first time in three seasons.