Controversy: Arsene Wenger blasts former Gunners legend

Arsene Wenger has no time for former player Thierry Henry's analysis.


Arsene Wenger has hit out at former Arsenal legend Thierry Henry after the former striker claimed that there were indications of a rift in Arsenal’s squad.

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Henry, Arsenal’s all-time top goalscorer, made the remarks on Sky Sports after Arsenal’s 3-2 triumph over Crystal Palace where Sanchez scored twice but the teammates did not join him in the celebration.

The Chilean international seemed irritated by this and even asked them over to go along with him to celebrate to which the other players did not respond positively.

Henry later made the claim seeing this that there was an indication that all isn’t well at the club.

Henry said: “There is a division in the team. He is asking them to come. ‘Why are they not coming? Don’t you want to celebrate?’

“You’re not here for Alexis Sanchez, you’re here for Arsenal. Arsenal scored. Go and celebrate. Whoever does it (scores), we don’t care about that, go and celebrate with your team-mate.”

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Alexis again scored in Arsenal’s 1-1 draw with West Brom on Sunday where all the outfield players reached him to celebrate his free-kick.

And now, Wenger while talking about Henry’s claim following the game has now asserted that the former Gunners can’t be always right with his opinion and hit back at him for his comments about Alexis Sanchez.

“I don’t know, I don’t listen to what he says and other people says,” said Wenger following the draw at West Brom on New Year’s Eve.

“We focus on our own problems, that’s the only thing.

“There are people who are paid to talk, it’s difficult sometimes when you are paid to talk, to talk, to talk and only say things that are true and intelligent.”

Arsenal were on the verge of securing three points against West Brom on Sunday when James McClean deflected home Alexis Sanchez’s free-kick. But the Baggies equalised from the penalty spot in the dying minutes which have now left them in the fifth position.