Francis Coquelin has come to the defence of his teammate, Olivier Giroud, after the striker came under fire from Arsenal legend Thierry Henry.

Henry made the assertion that Arsenal would not win the league with Giroud as their main striker, a comment that has caused many to disagree with the now-pundit who also offered a range of weird of other comments, including stating that he would have benched Mesut Ozil to bring Cesc Fabregas back to the club.

“Thierry Henry is wrong. Giroud shows his potential every week,” Coquelin told RMC.

“He showed that he has the level to be the Arsenal striker and we can win titles with him.

“We are disappointed with the result against Chelsea because we were on a good run.

“Now the target is to focus on the end of the championship, win all the remaining matches to get this second place, and of course win the FA Cup final.”

Giroud has been one of the best strikers in the league since his return from the broken leg which ruled him out for three months and an argument could be made for him actually being the best despite the Harry Kane hype-show.

He has 14 goals in the league and 17 in all competitions in just 33 starts, just five short of his tally from last season (46 starts) despite his serious injury. He also has three assists and is responsible for 18 clearances, seven interceptions, and three blocks, underlying his defensive contribution to the side.

Coquelin is right, Henry is wrong.