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Thierry Henry Claims Critics Of Arsenal Boss Arsene Wenger Are ‘A Joke’

Arsenal’s iconic striker Thierry Henry has backed manager Arsene Wenger to succeed…

Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry has branded Gunners fans criticising manager Arsene Wenger as a “joke”, while he also described their protests as “out of order”.

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According to reports in the Times, Henry is fully behind Wenger, his French compatriot, who has been in charge of Arsenal since 1996, despite his own dreams of becoming manager at the Emirates Stadium.

“I thought it was a joke,” Henry said. “You can be upset, I totally understand that. But when I saw what happened at Stoke I was like, ‘That’s totally unnecessary’. Fans do have a voice, I totally understand that, but what I saw after the Stoke City game was out of order.

“You can express that you are upset, but to do it in that way was a bit too much. But in the game at the moment unfortunately that is the way it is.”

Henry also praised the club’s new star forward Alexis Sanchez, who has consistently stood out with his performances so far this season. He said: “Arsenal were looking for a player like that who can deliver on a daily basis and they have found one.

“Sanchez is brilliant — he has a high workrate and vision, he can see the game incredibly as you saw with the goal on Sunday. He scores goals and doesn’t need a lot of opportunities to put the ball in back of the net.

“He is a very, very good player and you know that if he is in tune then Arsenal have a lot of chances to win the game. It is still early days, but so far it is very good. He is doing extremely well.

“He is going to score goals, but it is his all-round game that I am so impressed with. That has no price. As a fan — any Arsenal fan — I was waiting to have a player like that. Finally we have one.”

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