Thierry Henry has made no secret of the fact that he doesn’t believe Olivier Giroud is good enough to be Arsenal’s main striker and the latter still isn’t too pleased about it.

Speaking recently, Giroud admitted that although he found some of Henry’s comments funny, he does wish they’d been said to his face

“Titi Henry made some comments, most of it makes me smile than anything else,” he said. “I know when I am good or not.

“I would have preferred if he (Henry) had said the things he had said about me to my face. I’m not going back into it.”

The forward added, “I am strong mentally. If we are going to do something great this season, it will be as a unit.

“The criticisms come with job. The important thing is come back well and focus on what goes on on the pitch.

“I worked a lot at the gym to come back as strong as possible.”

Hearing Henry’s comments must have been hard for the 28-year-old, considering not only is he a fellow Frenchman, but an Arsenal legend. Being criticised by someone so close to the club, as well as Arsenal fans’ hearts, was probably a hurtful moment and one Giroud would have preferred to keep between the two of them.

The best way for Giroud to channel this, rather than comment further on it, would be to prove Henry wrong and become the world class striker most fans believe he’s capable of being.