Arsenal’s all-time record goalscorer Thierry Henry has hit-out at current Gunners striker Olivier Giroud, stating the club cannot win the league with the former Montpellier hit man.
Giroud has been in top-form in 2015 and has scored 14 Premier League goals this season, despite missing a large chunk through injury, but Henry believes it’s not good enough.
Speaking whilst on pundit duty with Sky Sports, Henry stated:
“I think Giroud is doing extremely well. But can you win the league with him? I wouldn’t think so.”
“He does a job, and he does it ever so well, but you can’t win the league.”
“Arsenal were at the top of the league last season, but everyone was saying they are not going win the league.”
Henry was also critical of other top Arsenal stars, stating they need to reach the next level to be considered amongst the best in the league- as he highlighted Mesut Ozil.
“Players need to perform also. I will single out Mesut Ozil, who made his eighth appearance against a top-four team today.”
“Zero goals, two assists. That is not enough. Since joining Arsenal he has 14 assists. Now if you look at Fabregas at Chelsea, he has 16 assists in one season.”
“At one point, I do think, and I do believe, the players have to step up and stand their game up.”