Thierry Henry sends clear warning to Arsenal about Chelsea

Thierry Henry looks ahead to the second leg of Arsenal's League Cup semi-final clash against Chelsea

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Arsenal legend Thierry Henry Photo: Sky Sports

Thierry Henry has warned Arsenal that they are set for a very difficult clash when they host Chelsea in the return leg of their League Cup semi-final clash later this month.

The two sides played out a goalless draw in the first leg of their last-four clash at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night as Arsenal managed to produce a solid defensive display to keep the Blues at bay.

Both teams had chances to win the game in west London but the result leaves the tie finely poised ahead of the return leg at The Emirates in a fortnight’s time.

And former Arsenal captain Henry feels that Chelsea will be much more difficult to break down when the Blues travel to The Emirates in the return leg.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, Henry said: “I think you’re going to see a more attacking game [in the second leg].

“Arsenal, being at home, they’re going to try and go forward. I think Chelsea will be more difficult to play against at The Emirates.

“I would like to think that Alexis Sanchez will still be here and play in that game!

“If I was playing agains that Chelsea side, I’d be more worried about playing them at my place than playing at their place, especially with the way that Arsenal play.”

Meanwhile, Arsenal are currently preparing for their Premier League clash against Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The Gunners head into the game on the back of their thrilling 2-2 draw with Chelsea in the Premier League at The Emirates last week.

Arsenal are aiming to break back into the top four this season after Arsene Wenger’s men finished in fifth place last term and missed out on Champions League qualification.

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