Thierry Henry demands the truth from Arsenal
By Harvey Byrne
Thierry Henry has demanded answers from Arsenal following the club’s opening day defeat to Liverpool.
Arsene Wenger’s team slumped to a 4-3 loss at Emirates Stadium on Sunday after an injury crisis forced the manager to field rookie Calum Chambers and Rob Holding at centre-back.
Gunners fans were clearly disappointed with their team’s performance and they voiced their opinion by booing the team off of the pitch on the final whistle.
Wenger has once again caused anger among fans by failing to utilise the vast transfer kitty at his disposal.
The manager has made just one major addition to his squad so far this summer in £30million-plus midfielder Granit Xhaka, who was restricted to a 67th minute substitute appearance on Sunday.
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Club legend Henry has backed the disgruntled fans, while also demanding the truth from the French manager.
“All summer we’ve been told we have money, we will spend. The season starts and we can’t compete with other clubs. What is the truth,” said Henry as quoted by The Sun.
“It looks like players don’t wan’t to come to play for Arsenal football club. It seems like it is difficult to attract players.”
The relationship between Henry and Wenger has hit rock bottom since Arsenal’s record goalscorer was forced out of his role as youth team coach earlier this summer due to his involvement in being in pundit.
The French boss was upset that Henry was criticising his own players and gave him an ultimatum whether to remain as youth coach or continue working for Sky.
In other Arsenal team news, Wenger has praised youngster Rob Holding despite Arsenal’s defence leaking four goals against Liverpool.