By Matt Bullin
Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has predicted that the Gunners will not finish in the top four this season while Tottenham will finish second.
His admission comes even after Arsenal’s thrashing of West Ham on Wednesday night.
The Gunners beat the Hammers 3-0 as Mesut Ozil, Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud all scored.
The win left Arsene Wenger’s side in fifth, level on points with Manchester United, but ahead of them due to a greater goal difference.
The Gunners are currently four points off Manchester City and the final Champions League spot, but they do have a game in hand.
As part of a Sky Sports experts panel Henry gave his prediction on how the top four would end up come the end of the season.
The Frenchman predicted that Chelsea will win the title, Tottenham will finish second, while Manchester City and Liverpool will finish third and fourth respectively.
There was no place for his former club in his list, Henry said of Arsenal: “It’s difficult to see Arsenal making it.
“Arsenal usually finish in a strong way and the top four still have to play each other. [But] how they played against West Ham, was a massive improvement [on their performance] against Man City.”
Henry scored a phenomenal 228 goals for Arsenal in his 377 league and cup games.
The Frenchman was also a part of two Premier League title winning sides, and he also won two FA Cups while at the club.
Next up for Arsenal is a trip to Crystal Palace on Monday night, where they will look to prove Henry wrong and close the gap on the top four.
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