Thierry Henry Highlights 6 Games That Could End Arsenal’s Premier League Title Hopes

Thierry Henry Highlights 6 Games That Could End Arsenal’s Premier League Title Hopes

Elijah Odetokun
updated at March 6, 2024 at 9:23 AM
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  • Arsenal are in the Premier League title race for the second straight season
  • The Gunners lost the title to Manchester City close to the end of last season
  • Thierry Henry has highlighted six games his former team must be wary of

Thierry Henry firmly believes in his former club, Arsenal, to win the Premier League title this season, but has highlighted some key games they must be careful of to see it through.

The Gunners capitulated with three games to go at the end of last season, allowing Manchester City to win their third consecutive title as part of a historic treble.

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Sports Brief looks at the six games Henry warned could derail Arsenal's title chances.

Six games Henry warned Arsenal against

1. Chelsea

Their London rivals have been inconsistent this season, yet they have turned up big against the top teams. It took a Robert Sanchez error and a late Leandro Trossard goal to secure a 2-2 draw in the first leg at Stamford Bridge. Per The Athletic, the second leg is yet to have a date after it was postponed due to the Blues' involvement in the FA Cup quarter-final.

2. Manchester City

This is the Gunners' biggest game in their remaining fixtures this season. Gabriel Martinelli's late winner won the first leg for Mikel Arteta's team. A 4-1 loss at the Etihad last season was pivotal in their collapse, and they must avoid a repeat of that.

3. Brighton

The Seagulls handed Arteta's men a 3-0 lesson at the Emirates Stadium last year during their title run-in, sending the fans out of the stadium with minutes left to play. Roberto De Zerbi's side are capable of doing damage to any side on their best day.

4. Manchester United

In the reverse fixture, Erik ten Hag's men were beaten 3-1 thanks to two late goals from Declan Rice and Gabriel Jesus. Per ESPN, the last time the Gunners won at Old Trafford was November 2020; before that time, it was 2006. It's a tricky ground to go and has great potential to capsize their ship.

5. Wolves

It doesn't look very clear why Henry picked this game. The last five games between both sides have ended in a win for the North London side, while Wolves' last win over Arsenal at the Molineux was in 2021. However, it is worth keeping an eye on.

6. Tottenham Hotspur

Per Sun Sport, Henry did not mention their name, but everyone knows they're their North London rivals. Spurs will do everything possible to stop them with a title on the line. Three of their last four trips to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium have ended in defeat.

Henry trolled Tottenham at FIFA Awards

Sports Brief previously reported on Henry trolling Tottenham at FIFA Awards ceremony held in London, while accepting The Best trophy on behalf of Lionel Messi.

The Gunners legend told co-host Reshmin Chowdhury to touch the gong because they don't touch too many on the white side of North London.

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Elijah Odetokun is Reuters-trained journalist with three years of experience having previously worked at Daily Times Nigeria, OmaSports and El Futbolero.