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Henry unsure if Arsenal are going in ‘right direction’ under Arteta


The Gunners lost their first three Premier League games of the season in a row under Arteta, but they have bounced back since.

They have taken 10 points from their last four League matches, a sequence which included a victory over Tottenham in the north London derby.

But, speaking at the Prime Video Presents Sport 2021 showcase event, Henry said: “I don’t know if things are going in the right direction. I watched the Brighton game. Did you watch it?

“I’ve seen us beating Norwich before, winning at Burnley, beating Tottenham at home – because we always beat Tottenham at home.

“I was more than happy when we beat Tottenham as we were on a good run but I was waiting to see a performance, away from home, against a team that passes the ball.

“And, instead, we suffered.

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“I was waiting to see the Brighton game, to see if we could have the ball and keep the ball, away from home, retaining possession, against a dangerous Brighton side.

“When we used to lose, even after I left the team, it was always said that Arsenal don’t have a Plan B and that they passed too much for the sake of passing.

“But I didn’t see that from Arsenal in the Brighton match. I saw Brighton do that.”

Henry is a Prime Video pundit for their December Premier League fixtures and was joined on-stage by Patrice Evra to preview forthcoming matches including Manchester United v Arsenal.


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