Thierry Henry defends Arsene Wenger against criticism from Arsenal
Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has defended his former boss Arsene Wenger. The former Barcelona forward became an attorney for the Arsenal manager, who has been under scrutiny for leading the club in the wrong direction in recent years.
The trophy curse at Arsenal would enter its ninth year if Arsene Wenger is unable to lead the London club to any silverware at the end of this season. A ton of criticism has been flowing in the direction of Arsene Wenger’s transfer policy and tactics, yet Thierry Henry believes it’s not fair to direct all the blame towards the Emirates boss.
The eight-year spell without a title has seen Arsenal supporters turn against Arsene Wenger, the man who brought some Arsenal some of its finest moments, which includes the period of the “Invincibles”.
Thierry Henry hopes Arsene Wenger’s legacy would remain the same, in of his lack of success in the Premier League. These statements arrive at the moment when Arsenal brace themselves for the possibility of not playing in the Champions League next season.
“When you don't win, people are always going to question your work, your legacy and what you did before,” Thierry Henry was quoted by the Daily Mirror. “It is sad, but that is the way the game is.
“It is difficult to hear this criticism, difficult to see, but for me the boss will always be Arsene. He's always great for me and I know what he has done for the club.
“You are always going to get judged on your last performance or what you are doing at the moment, but it is kind of hard to criticise Arsene Wenger, knowing how he has changed the club and how the team is playing right now compared to how the team was playing before.”
Thierry Henry, who continues to play for the New York Red Bulls these days, also confirmed that he desired to return to Arsenal in the future. The Frenchman admitted its Arsenal where his heart lies.
“All I know is that I will be involved in the game and hopefully be involved with Arsenal, because that is the heart talking there, that's the team I support,” Thierry Henry continued.
“Forget about me as a player, that's the team I support. If I can go back to the club, I would love to do it, but it's not up to me. It's more a desire than something that can be made official. I still have two years playing in New York and then I will see, but I would definitely love to be back with Arsenal.”