Thierry Henry appears concerned with not only Arsenal’s poor start to the Champions League this season, but English football teams in general.

Ahead of Arsenal’s clash with Olympiacos on Tuesday, the legend spoke about how Premier League teams no longer carry the respect they used to 10 years ago in Europe.

Chelsea were the only Premier League team to win their first Champions League game of the group stages. Arsenal, Man City and Man United all lost 2-1 and, in all honesty, it is getting pretty embarrassing.

“When you are looking for the potential winner of this season’s Champions League, it is impossible to look beyond Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and, of course, Barcelona,” Henry said.

“When you see a side like Dinamo Zagreb beat Arsenal, it is clear that even the smallest teams in the Champions League now fancy their chances against the English.”

Eduardo of Dinamo Zagreb celebrates with Ivo Pinto of Dinamo Zagreb after the UEFA Champions League Group F match between Dinamo Zagreb and Arsenal
ZAGREB, CROATIA – SEPTEMBER 16: Eduardo of Dinamo Zagreb celebrates with Ivo Pinto of Dinamo Zagreb after the UEFA Champions League Group F match between Dinamo Zagreb and Arsenal at Maksimir Stadium on September 16, 2015 in Zagreb, Croatia. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

The former forward continued, “Back in the day, a match like that would have been a guaranteed three or four-goal win.

“People can argue that the English teams are hampered in Europe because the Premier League doesn’t have a mid-season break.

“But that was also the case when English teams were dominating ten years ago, so it doesn’t really excuse the recent poor results.”

Although Dinamo Zagreb aren’t exactly a weak team, they were our best chance of getting three points away from home in Europe and we appeared to completely underestimate them.

The thing is, even if we do win against Olympiacos on Tuesday and continue to romp through the group stages, I don’t see us getting far through the knock-out rounds, which is worrying as I’m generally optimistic.

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