Thierry Henry has disappointed Arsenal fans with his comments about his distrust towards Arteta due to his recent performances with the club.
Speaking at the Prime Video Presents Sport 2021 showcase event, he 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.”
This negativity from the Arsenal legend was poorly timed considering the change in form Arsenal have achieved recently following a four-game unbeaten run with three clean sheets being maintained in the process.
However, the great striker may have made up for these negative comments following the Frenchman’s praise from Albert Sambi Lokonga.
The Belgian said on Arsenal’s YouTube channel: “Before I joined, no, because I was with him for only two days and then I left the camp with the national team.
“But he gave me some advice about Arsenal, the way the people are, the mentality I need to have. Some little things like that.”
Sambi Lokonga has been quality since his switch from Anderlecht in the summer in a deal worth around £15 million.
Despite only being 21-years-old, he has displayed some excellent performances in the Premier League with the 1-0 victory against Norwich being a real highlight for the youngster after he recorded the most passes and the most tackles which demonstrated his dominance in the centre of midfield.
His impressive start to life in north London even earned him a call-up for the Belgian national side for the first time in his young career.
This was where Henry gave him the valuable advice as mentioned, due to the 44-year-old’s commitment with the team.
And this certainly would have gone a long way for the former Gunners favourite, putting to bed any frosty relations with fans following his comments about current Arsenal boss, Arteta.
Amongst our fanbase it is hard to criticise Henry as alongside being the greatest player to put on an Arsenal shirt, he is a supporter just like the rest of us.
He certainly wants what is best for the club but his recent doubts about the Spaniard seemed unusual considering his role in a potential ownership takeover at the club with Daniel Ek.
Despite this, if he keeps providing valuable advice to the promising Arsenal stars, his admiration from the fans will be an impossible shield to dent.
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