Thierry Henry has called on the current Arsenal squad to end the club’s long wait for a Premier League trophy in the near future.
Henry was part of the last Arsenal team to win a league title over a decade ago, in the famous 2003-2004 season in which the club went the entire league campaign unbeaten, earning the label ‘The Invincibles’.
Since then however, the Gunners have rarely threatened to win the league. While they did look well placed for a charge last season, failure to win away from home against their title rivals saw them eventually fade away – despite leading the table for the highest number of days.
This season Arsene Wenger’s side have been touted as potential challengers to Chelsea due to their recent good form, but with just eight games to go, it would take a monumental effort for the North London side to finish the season as champions.
They may fall short once again this season, but Henry believes the club are well placed to bring home a 14th league championship very soon:
“This year, we’re not so far off. With the exception of the first leg against Monaco, they are on the right track, but they undoubtedly dropped too many points at the start of the season. But I think this squad can win the title in the years to come.” the Frenchman told L’Equipe (via Daily Mirror)
“If I had told you in 1990 that Liverpool would not win the title in the next 25 years, you would have taken me for a madman. I don’t want the same thing to happen to Arsenal,” he added.