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18th Dec, 2016 | 6:39pm

Thierry Henry: This is why Arsenal are not top of the league

By Emma Sanders

Theirry Henry gave an honest verdict after Arsenal’s defeat to Manchester City, claiming inconsistencies have cost them this season.

The former Arsenal striker said they’re not top of the league because they aren’t capable of producing a consistent performance. They proved that with a game of two halves against Man City.

Arsenal took an early lead through Theo Walcott and dominated the first half but City came back in the second-half and mounted a comeback with goals from Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling securing a 2-1 victory.

Henry claimed Arsenal were good in the first half and City were poor but the performances flipped in the second half and it was enough for City to clinch a vital win.

“They [Manchester City] were aggressive, they were passing the ball forward. Arsenal were not so good in the second half. They’re not at the top because of that lack of consistency,” Henry told Sky Sports.

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The defeat means Arsenal are just one point ahead of Tottenham in the Premier League table and the battle for a top four finish has become even more difficult.

The Gunners have not picked up a point since their 3-1 victory against Stoke last weekend, conceding four goals in their last two games and suffering defeats against Manchester City and Everton.

They next take on West Brom at the Emirates on Boxing Day and they will be hoping to secure a top four spot going into the new year, with Spurs closing in on their north London rivals.

In other Arsenal news, these are the player ratings against Man City.