Thierry Henry sends encouraging message to Arsenal fans about battling spirit
The Arsenal legend opens up about the Gunners' performances against their big-four rivals
Thierry Henry has praised the Arsenal players for the never-say-die attitude in big games against Chelsea, Liverpool FC, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur in recent months.
The Gunners edged into a second-half lead on Wednesday night when Jack Wilshere surged into the penalty area and fired past Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois from a tight angle.
Eden Hazard levelled the Premier League clash from the penalty spot after the Belgian forward was brought down following Hector Bellerin’s clumsy challenge.
Spanish defender Marcos Alonso appeared to have scored an 84th-minute winner but Bellerin levelled in the second minute of added time to rescue a point for the north London side.
Arsenal came from 2-1 down against Liverpool to lead 3-2 following crazy five minutes before Roberto Firmino’s leveller secured a point for the visitors at the Emirates Stadium.
Only the heroics of David De Gea prevented Arsenal from getting a positive result against Manchester United as the Spanish shot stopper produced a world-class class display in a 3-1 win for the Red Devils.
Arsene Wenger’s side were 2-0 winners against Tottenham Hotspur to end their rivals’ impressive run of form at The Emirates.
Former Arsenal striker Henry admitted that he has been impressed with the fighting spirit of Wenger’s players over the past few months in the Premier League.
“The way they battled against Liverpool, the way they didn’t give up, against Man United they tried to come back into the game, they had a very good game here against Tottenham,” Henry told Sky Sports.
“Back in the day, they would have lost those games. They stayed in it [against Chelsea] somehow. I think it was more than a decent game.”