Arsene Wenger says Arsenal legend Thierry Henry is detached from the Gunners fans and has accused him of joining the prawn sandwich brigade.
Henry, 38, who coaches the club’s youngsters, has taken a swipe at Arsenal after losing to Swansea in midweek and accused them of using injuries as an excuse for their derailed title challenge.
But Wenger hit back in his Friday press conference, ahead of the Saturday lunchtime’s north London derby against Tottenham, and claimed Henry does not know the real feelings of the Arsenal fans.
“Henry hasn’t found the measurement of the fans anger – he sits in the best seats in the stadium,” said Wenger.
To justify having an opinion on football matters you must sit in the worst seats in the ground @ThierryHenry
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Sky TV pundit Henry, who scored 228 goals for Arsenal during two stints, has been critical of the club’s recent form and claimed Arsenal’s fans were furious in defeat on Wednesday night.
“I have never heard the Arsenal supporters as angry as they were at the Emirates on Wednesday night when their team lost at home to Swansea.
“If there is ever such a thing as an acceptable defeat, losing 1-0 in a local derby away to a very impressive West Ham team — who boast an excellent record against all the big clubs — was surely it.
“Tottenham had won their previous six games before Wednesday’s defeat. That is the kind of consistency which Arsenal have been unable to show.
“Everybody has been talking about the difficult run of away games Arsenal still have to negotiate.
“But nobody expected them to lose at home to a Swansea team who had rested a lot of their best players.
“But injuries happen to every team and there is no point complaining or feeling sorry for yourself. You just get on with it,” Henry wrote in The Sun.