how Arsenal dealt with his departure in 2007, Thierry Henry will not be surprised if the Gunners move on to bigger and better things after Emmanuel Adebayor’s exit.

Henry would also admit it was close-friend Adebayor who easily took over his mantle during the 2007/08 season but insists Manchester City’s new signing will not do much damage to Arsenal with his exit.

While other former Gunners remain skeptical over Arsenal’s future success, the biggest of them all is adamant there are more trophies on the way.

Arsenal’s all-time top goalscorer stresses the going with not be smooth without the Togolese forward – especially after being hampered with Nasri’s injury – but he is well assured that Wenger and his men may even be parading the Premier League title come next season.

‘It’s not going to be easy without Adebayor, obviously, and what happened with Nasri was unlucky, but I still believe they can win the League,’ he said, speaking ahead of Barca’s Wembley Cup pre-season showdown with Spurs on Friday night.

‘That is always my feeling about my old club. It won’t be easy because there are teams who are doing it every time, but you never know.

‘I remember when I left everyone was saying it wouldn’t be the same, but they ended up having a great season and nearly won the League.

‘It can happen this year. I know eve­rybody is saying this and that but in my heart I will always talk like that.’

Henry added that Wenger has the know-how when it comes to proving critics wrong and his policy at the club should not be doubted.

Arsene and Arse­nal have proven so many times they can win without spending a lot of money.

‘People talk about the top four but the only thing that matters to me is who is going to be top and I know that’s how Arsene sees it as well.’


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