Thierry Henry names Arsenal’s biggest problem under Arsene Wenger
The Arsenal legend believes the Gunners' biggest problem is a lack of consistency under Arsene Wenger
Thierry Henry believes Arsenal’s lack of consistency is their biggest problem under Arsene Wenger.
The Gunners were pitted against Manchester City in the League Cup final at Wembley on Sunday.
Arsenal have a good record at the home of English football in the FA Cup and the Community Shield over the past few seasons.
However, Pep Guardiola’s men eased to a resounding win courtesy of goals from Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany and David Silva.
The north London side are in sixth place in the Premier League table and 10 points adrift of Tottenham Hotspur, who occupy the final Champions League spot.
Arsenal will welcome the Premier League leaders to the Emirates Stadium in the English top flight on Thursday night.
Former Gunners striker Henry pinpointed Arsenal’s biggest weakness under Wenger.
“The problem that Arsenal have, as a team, is consistency,” Henry told Sky Sports.
“You need to be consistent – we’ve seen them beating Chelsea, doing well at home and giving us good games, but then, consistency is not always there. You need to be consistent.
“You need to have good games away from home. Losing at Bournemouth, Swansea. You want to be excited after games when they play well against good teams, but you tend to kind of calm yourself down because you don’t know what’s going to happen next.
“That’s the story of everybody involved at Arsenal, especially the fans, because you cannot brag about the win as you’re thinking, ‘hang on a minute, maybe next week we might be in trouble’.”
Arsenal are a staggering 28 points behind Manchester City following their poor performances on the road in the Premier League this term.
The Citizens were 3-1 winners against Arsenal in their Premier League meeting at the Etihad Stadium earlier this season.
Arsenal signed Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Manchester United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan in the January transfer window.
The Gunners haven’t won the Premier League title since 2003-04.