Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry has slammed his old club for failing to rectify their mistakes from last season following the start of the new campaign.
Arsene Wenger’s men have begun the 2017/18 Premier League season with maximum points after late goals from substitutes Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud secured a 4-3 comeback victory over Leicester City.
However, the fact that Arsenal conceded three goals at home to Craig Shakespeare’s side has raised more concerns about the team’s title credentials.
And according to Henry, the Gunners have failed to display enough improvememt to change the mind of critics.
“You can talk about evolution or revolution at Arsenal, I call it stagnation,” Henry said, as quoted by Daily Star
“I watched the game against Leicester and I could tell you what was going to happen. When I go to the Emirates and I watch the game, it’s ‘Yes!’ when we have the ball and ‘No!’ when the opposition does.
“Every time Leicester had the ball I felt they were going to score and every time we had the ball I felt we were going to score.
“People can have a go at the defence but when you play in a back three, it is what is happening in front of you that counts a lot. If you don’t apply pressure well you will be exposed in a back three.
“What I saw, I have seen so many times. Arsenal came back into the game, Aaron Ramsey came on and Olivier Giroud saved the day. But I have seen that too many times.
“Are you always going to score four and concede three? At some point you will be found out.
“It was the first game of the season and, yes, some of the guys were new in the team. But based on how they played, I saw that too often last year. I didn’t see any change.”