Thierry Henry: My message to Arsenal after finishing above Tottenham

Thierry Henry reflects on a disappointing season for Arsenal despite finishing above Tottenham

Thierry Henry says Arsenal should be reflecting on another season without winning the Premier League title rather than celebrating beating Tottenham Hotspur to second place.

Mauricio Pochettino’s Lilywhites side required just a point to secure second place and a finish above Arsenal for the first time in the Premier League era.

However, Spurs lost 5-1 to Newcastle United at St James’s Park to finish the Premier League season with a three-game winless run since a 2-2 draw at Chelsea earlier this month.

Arsenal hoisted themselves above Tottenham and into second place thanks to a 4-0 victory over Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium in their final game of the season.

The 2014 and 2015 FA Cup winners still finished 12 points behind Premier League champions Leicester City despite being touted as favourites earlier in the season.

And former Arsenal striker Henry explained why Wenger’s players shouldn’t celebrate finishing above Tottenham too much after a disappointing title challenge.

“The bigger picture is to be champions,” Henry told Sky Sports.

“Who won the league? Leicester. Yes, you can be happy for a little while. You can send texts back to the Tottenham fans who have been sending texts for six months. But you didn’t win the league.

“When I see Arsenal and I saw the badge on the chest when I was playing, I was thinking about winning the title and not finishing above Spurs at the beginning of the season. If you can save that, you try to save it.”

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Arsenal haven’t won the Premier League title since 2004.

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