Thierry Henry claims Arsenal are still not ready to challenge Chelsea

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Arsenal may have made a pivotal acquisition in Petr Cech from rivals Chelsea, but are still way behind challenging the Blues for the league title, according to Thierry Henry.

The legendary Frenchman has admitted he believes the Gunners may be good enough to secure top four, but are not yet prepared to mount a real fight against Chelsea’s title defence.

He also said he thinks four more additions to the squad would be enough to help their dream of being champions of England become a reality.


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More Strikers

Speaking to Sky Sports, Henry reiterated the need to have competition for places in order to avoid any complacency from players on the roster.

“I compare it to my generation. I knew for example, when I first arrived at Arsenal that if I was not performing after an hour, Dennis Bergkamp was on the bench sometimes or Kanu or Sylvain Wiltord or Devor Suker. Whoever it was, I knew I had an hour to perform,” he said.

Arsenal finished third last season, 12 points behind the Blues, despite the fact Arsene Wenger’s men finished the season on a high.

Impressive Squad

Boosted by the presence of world-class performers such as Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Santi Cazorla, the 37-year-old club legend feels a top class striker is desperately required at Emirates Stadium.

He has been critical of Olivier Giroud in recent months, having watched his compatriot failing to score on a regular basis.

Transfer Targets

Arsene Wenger is reportedly playing the waiting game in his pursuit of another French forward in Karim Benzema from Real Madrid, but also has Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund on the radar.

Arsenal fans, if Wenger signed a natural goalscorer can he expect his side to win the league? Let us know in the comments box below.

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