'Every time': Thierry Henry shares the one recurring problem he has noticed about Arsenal
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'Every time': Thierry Henry shares the one recurring problem he has noticed about Arsenal

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Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has expressed concerns about the Gunners’ record against the biggest sides in the Premier League ahead of their game against Manchester United tonight.

Mikel Arteta’s men have lost four games in the league this season – three of which came against the top three sides in the country.

Manchester City smashed five past the Gunners, while Chelsea scored two and Liverpool netted four. Arsenal failed to score a single goal against any of the three big sides, which shows how far they are from competing for the league title.

Henry has demanded improvement in that area. The legendary Frenchman wants Arsenal to go to Old Trafford tonight and show the world that they’re capable of beating one of the top sides in the country away from home.

Thierry Henry: Big teams smash Arsenal every time

Asked about Arsenal’s recent run, Henry said on Amazon Prime Video last night, as quoted by The Metro: “It showed we can beat Newcastle at home. We can beat Burnley, we can beat Aston Villa before Steven Gerrard arrived. We can beat Leicester with 27% possession.

“I think personally winning against those teams – and I’m not having a go – but I expect it from Arsenal when they play one game a week. Now, the improvement is, can you beat the teams at the top? That’s the improvement I want to see and I’m waiting to see tomorrow at Old Trafford.

“Every time they play a team they should lose against, they not only lose but they get smashed. The improvement I want to see is, can they get top-four? I’m an Arsenal fan and I think Mikel Arteta is doing well, but I want to see that improvement.

“Manchester United are not in the top-four but it can be a statement to go there and win and win well. We’re talking about Arsenal. I’m not over the moon by a Newcastle win, I want to see them win at Old Trafford tomorrow.”

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Arsenal have beaten every big side in England since Arteta took charge of the club, but their record still isn’t great.

Henry’s right, every time the Gunners head to the Etihad or Anfield, they get smashed. It has been a recurring theme, but the difference in level between Arsenal and the two big boys in the Premier League is huge at the moment.

However, the game against Manchester United shouldn’t be that hard for Arsenal, even though it’s at Old Trafford. The Red Devils haven’t been great this season and their new manager, Ralf Rangnick, is yet to take charge.

The Gunners should really fancy themselves to get a win tonight. But, it will not be easy.

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