Thierry reacts to Arsenal and Arteta’s display vs Bournemouth with glum comments
Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry was not really in optimistic mood after watching his old club begin their new era under Mikel Arteta with a draw away to Bournemouth in the Premier League.
After the sacking of Unai Emery towards the end of last month, the club had a variety of options to choose from, over who would be replacing the Spaniard.
Last Friday, the Gunners decided to announce Mikel Arteta as the new manager, in a move which has not been necessarily approved by everyone, due to the 37-year-old’s obvious lack of managerial experience.
Arteta was in the dug-out for the first time on Thursday as the Gunners faced Bournemouth at the Vitality stadium in a fairly dull affair.
After going behind in the first half, Arsenal managed to salvage a point, courtesy of an equalizing goal from leading scorer Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang.
And even though some may feel the display was encouraging this time, Thierry Henry insists what he saw on Thursday was actually the same old story from Arsenal.
“In all fairness it’s very difficult to judge someone after one game and only a few days of training.” Henry said, as quoted by Metro
“What I’ve seen today is what I’ve seen for a long time with Arsenal. I don’t think they played well but Aubameyang scored. I’ve seen that so many times.
“We go back to the [Bournemouth] goal. I don’t want to name names but we’re talking about the same guys again and again.
“[Alexandre] Lacazette should have won it with a good chance but it’s difficult to judge that team right now. They are trying to learn under a new manager so we will see.
“But what I’ve seen today is what I’ve seen for a long time… not that great and Aubameyang scored.”