Following recent comments that Arsenal need to buy a top striker to have a chance of winning the league next season, Thierry Henry has elaborated on this theory once more.
When Henry played for Arsenal, he was surrounded by forwards of the highest calibrate. He believes that Arsenal need to emulate a similar environment to replicate the previous team’s success.
Speaking in his piece for the Sun (via the Mirror), the ex-Arsenal forward explained that not only do the Gunners need another striker – a top one – we need three.
“Look at teams competing in other countries, particularly Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. They all have three top strikers,” he said.
“I am convinced we won the league at Arsenal not due to the fact I was banging in goals but because the club had a good squad. Sometimes when I was being given a rest, Sylvain Wiltord or Kanu would come in and Dennis was always there.
“To win a championship, you generally need more than one player who can play in this central striker role. I scored 25 times for Arsenal in 2005 but we didn’t win the title.”
I get what Henry’s saying, I really do, but I don’t see us buying any strikers at all this summer. Not top ones. Arsene Wenger already believes in Olivier Giroud, as do most Arsenal fans, and we have both Danny Welbeck on the bench and Lukas Podolski likely to come back off loan.
Unless Poldi decides to move on this summer, I don’t see us buying a ‘big name‘ any time soon.