Thierry Henry has rated Arsenal’s top-four chances ahead of Brentford clash, saying should be considered a ‘failure’ if they miss.
Arsenal’s season should be deemed a failure, according to Thierry Henry, if they fail to finish in the Premier League’s top four.
Arsenal is now in sixth place, although they have three games in hand over Manchester United and West Ham, who are fourth and fifth in the table, respectively.
Mikel Arteta’s side put in one of their best performances of the season away to Wolves, holding on with 10 men after Gabriel Martinelli’s shocking dismissal to secure victory at Molineux.
Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United, and Manchester United all lost points in their respective matches during the weekend, but Arsenal were given a respite courtesy to Chelsea’s Club World Cup commitments.
On CBS Sports, Henry emphasized the significance of Arsenal’s’massive’ win over Wolves, claiming that his old club was now in the driver’s seat for the final Champions League qualifying spot.
‘The best thing about Arsenal is that they didn’t play,’ the legendary ex-Arsenal and France striker said.
‘West Ham didn’t take advantage of it. Tottenham has never taken advantage of it.
‘But Arsenal had to go and win at Wolves. That was a massive win, so there are still a lot of games to go.
‘For me, if they don’t do it, as I said at the start of the season, then it will be a failure.’
Jamie Carragher reckons the race for fourth place will go ‘down to the wire’, though feels Arsenal are favourites as it stands.
‘I think it will be tough for West Ham to get in the top four.’
‘Arsenal, what a win that was for them away to Wolves. The games in hand, no European football.
‘You think about how long Manchester United will be in the Champions League, that could play a part. It feels like it will go to the wire.