Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has revealed how shocked he is that his former side have managed to mount a late title challenge, describing how ‘crazy’ the Premier League is turning out to be this season.
Chelsea’s last-gasp win over QPR in Sunday’s early kick-off probably means any sniff of a surprise pipping of the Blues to the title were erased, but Arsene Wenger can be enthused by his clubs run to second in the table.
Aaron Ramsey’s goal meant a 1-0 win over Burnley in the late kick-off on Saturday was Arsenal’s eighth Premier League win on the bounce, a run was only bettered by ‘The Invincibles’ of the 2003-04 season.
Henry was the key man in that great side and admitted he did not see such a charge from Wenger’s men after a stuttering start to the season, while he also could not envisage Manchester United getting back into the Champions League places when, at one point, they were sat tenth in the table.
“This has been a crazy, crazy season. I never thought United would finish in the top four nor Arsenal get into the top two,” said Henry in his column for The Sun.
“And I thought Liverpool would kick on and go on a long unbeaten run to clinch Champions League qualification.”
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Arsenal have been the in-form side in the Premier League since the turn of the year and, after the start they made to the campaign, Henry won’t have been the only one surprised at their progress so far.
An FA Cup semi-final against Championship side Reading is next up for the Gunners before a significant meeting with Chelsea in the Premier League at Emirates Stadium. Wenger’s men must come out of the next few weeks in the final to defend the trophy they won last season and cut the gap at the top of the league.
Chelsea are unlikely to give up their lead of seven points and a game in hand, but Wenger getting his first ever win over a Mourinho side would be a significant blow ahead of next season.