The Gunners thrilled everyone with their liquid football last season, and it’s clear that Arsene Wenger will insist on a similar style of play for the next campaign. Neat passing triangles and plenty of movement make them a joy to behold, but can they actually win anything playing this way? Their former captain thinks that they have a great chance!
The Sun reports that Thierry Henry very much remains an Arsenal fan, despite plying his trade for Barcelona these days. You always get the impression with the Frenchman that part of him wishes he’d never left North London, although he’s backing the Gunners to do well next term (whether that means going to a betting shop and slapping down some cash is unknown).
He said: “Last year I said Arsenal would win something. People laughed at me.
“They laughed even more when they finished the season with nothing but how many people fell in love with their football?
“At the start of the season everyone wrote them off. A couple of months in and everyone was saying, ‘Wow, Arsenal play some great football’.
“They were the team everyone loved to watch and rightly so because they played great stuff.
“I don’t know what it is about the club but they always seem to produce something special. They always seem to be able to inspire players.
“I still think they can win something.”
Henry also seems pleased with new arrival Alexander Hleb, who he hopes can supply him with plenty of assists at the Nou Camp next season. Is Henry right about Arsenal? Will the best footballing team in the Premier League convert their silky play into enough goals and wins to fill up that trophy cabinet some more?