Speaking after the 2-1 win at White Hart Lane on Wednesday, Thierry Henry said Arsenal will still challenge for the Premier League title this season.

The former Arsenal striker has been open about his thoughts that Arsène Wenger’s squad may not be strong enough for a sustained title challenge but, despite a slow start, Henry thinks Arsenal can still go on to compete for the league.

While Arsenal lost to Chelsea on Saturday, no ground was lost on league leaders Manchester City, who fell to a defeat at home to West Ham United. With Arsenal five points adrift, there’s still plenty of time to catch up.

“I would have been more worried if Man City had won against West Ham, but they didn’t. It gives a little hope after the loss against Chelsea,” Henry said to Sky Sports after championing the “huge” defeat of Spurs.

“Things can happen in this league, as we all know. Nobody would have thought West Ham would go to Anfield, the Emirates and the Etihad and win.”

The French striker has been critical at times but it’s very clear where his heart is.

An Arsenal legend, he can’t help but see us challenging for the title with Manchester City.

“I still think they’re going to be challenging. Are they going to be winning it? I don’t know. I think I still see City being up there at the end of the season.”

The focus is very much on Saturday’s trip to Leicester City now, and Henry feels the players will be in high spirits after winning the derby.

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