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Arsenal Can Celebrate Topping Spurs, But Nothing More, Says Thierry Henry: The Daily EPL

thierry henry Arsenal Can Celebrate Topping Spurs, But Nothing More, Says Thierry Henry: The Daily EPL

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has questioned Arsenal footballers for celebrating their fourth place finish, and says that the only thing they should be celebrating is topping Spurs and nothing more.

The New York Red Bulls striker said this week:

“I know people have a go at them for the pictures of their celebrations but I can tell you I think it was more the fact that for any Arsenal player, when you really feel the shirt and really play for that club, putting Tottenham out of the top four – and I do hope that’s what they were celebrating because that’s the only thing you can celebrate if you are an Arsenal man through and through – that is like winning something.

“I said it when we did it to them in 2006. It wasn’t the fact that we qualified for the Champions League, it was just because we kicked them out of it. And we went in.

“[Arsenal] finished in the top four but there is only one champion: Man United. I am a competitor so that is the only thing I will remember from the 2013 season. Man United won the league.”

What do you think? Is Thierry Henry wrong? Should Arsenal footballers and supporters be celebrating qualifying for the UEFA Champions League no matter whether the club beats out Tottenham or not? Or is he correct in what he’s saying? Tell us what you think in the comments section below.

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11 Responses to Arsenal Can Celebrate Topping Spurs, But Nothing More, Says Thierry Henry: The Daily EPL

  1. Bergkamp_10 says:

    Henry is 100% WRONG. If Henry is the King. Wenger is God. God said 4th place is trophy. God cannot be questioned. Can’t you all just get it?

  2. Romeo s konneh says:

    Henry is right about that we need to win something this season so we can celebrate more

  3. g clake says:

    there was a lot more to it than just beating spures there were dozens of pundits and so called sports journalists all proved WRONG those has beens but not good enough to do the manager job on sky and match of the day were all proved wrong

  4. Frill Artist says:

    Arsenal fans are a delusional lot.

  5. daniel oluwagbemileke says:


  6. CTBlues says:

    I wonder if Wenger gets a trophy made for the players every year they finish in the top 4 but don’t win any actual silerware.

  7. Hatchet O'Rourke says:

    Dear henri please please come to wembley tonight. 20,000 Irishmen want to shake you by your cheating french hand. you filthy filthy filthy worthless french Cheat.

  8. COYx says:

    I don’t get this obsession with Arsenal not winning the trophy. They had all reasons to celebrate. They just accomplished a remarkable turnaround – after losing to at WHL Arsenal were 7 points behind Spurs with just 10 games to go. Everybody wrote their CL chances off. But the team went on impressive run and proved all the doubters wrong. Perhaps not a trophy but a victory for Arsenal nevertheless.

  9. goatslookshifty says:

    In the context of what Arsenal were fighting for on the final game, the players deserved to celebrate. When winning the league became out of reach, they reassessed their goals and attained it when they qualified. Of course Arsenal should not aim for 4th again next year but don’t piss on them for celebrating in the heat of the moment.

  10. Darren says:

    Hopefully that’s the thinking of the team too!

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