Arsenal can no longer compete for top players – Henry

Date published: Monday 15th August 2016 1:48

Thierry Henry: Blasts Arsenal's recruitment

Thierry Henry: Blasts Arsenal's recruitment

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has voiced his concern at the fact the Gunners are no longer able to attract top players.

Liverpool ran out 4-3 winners at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday as Arsenal slipped to their second consecutive opening day defeat.

Arsene Wenger has brought in just three players this summer in Granit Xhaka, Rob Holding and Takuma Asano, with the latter two not likely to play a large part in Arsenal’s season.

Thierry Henry can not believe the state of the squad.

“The thing I don’t understand is, we’ve been told that Arsenal are wealthy, that we have money, that we can compete against anyone in the market,” Henry told Sky Sports.

“But when the season starts, we can’t compete in the market. So which one is it? I just don’t understand.

“Are Arsenal still the first choice in England? If a big player becomes available on the market, first of all, can you compete? Can you put the money on the table?

“Next, is the money stupid? We all know the money is stupid but you have to pay.

“And finally does the player want to come to Arsenal? That’s something we all need to take into consideration. So are we still the first choice in England? I don’t think so.”

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