Thierry Henry delights in ‘brilliant’ Arsenal performance

Thierry Henry explains why he was so pleased about Arsenal's display against Tottenham on Saturday

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Arsenal legend Thierry Henry Photo: Sky Sports

Thierry Henry has lavished praise on Arsenal for the Gunners’ “brilliant” performance in the 2-0 north London derby victory over Tottenham on Saturday.

The Gunners have earned plenty of praise for their display as they ran out worthy winners against their bitter local rivals to move to within one point of Spurs in the table.

Shkodran Mustafi opened the scoring for Arsenal in the first half when he headed home Mesut Ozil’s free-kick at The Emirates.

And Alexis Sanchez made it 2-0 shortly after when he bundled home from close range, following good play from Alexandre Lacazette.

Arsenal were praised for their impressive all-round performance as they bounced back from their defeat by Manchester City before the international break by beating the Lilywhites.

And Gunners legend Henry was absolutely thrilled with what he saw from the home side as they overcame their rivals at the weekend.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, Henry said: “The way they played today was just brilliant. That’s what you want.

“We expected it in a way because it was a derby and they had to win to go back into the top five or six.

“They were compact and wanted to win the game. Right from the first whistle they were at it.”

Arsenal take on Cologne in the Europa League on Thursday night before turning their attentions back to Premier League affairs and their trip to Burnley on Sunday afternoon.

The Gunners are still 12 points behind leaders Manchester City in the Premier League table.

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