Arsenal legend Thierry Henry says that only Arsene Wenger knows whether or not the Gunners need to sign anyone in January.

Speaking at the launch of Puma’s latest evoPOWER football boots, the 36-year-old also backed his former manager to end the club’s trophy doubt and lead them to Premier League glory this season.

“I am not Wenger, I do not know best, the boss knows best,” Henry said.

“A lot of people give him a lot of stick because he has not won anything in a very long time.

“They’ve been expecting Arsenal to collapse recently but they haven’t. Why can’t they win the league? They’re in the position to.

“The future will tell us if they are good enough or not but right now I think they are.”

The New York Red Bulls striker also questioned FIFA’s decision to award the Ballon d’Or to Cristiano Ronaldo in favour of Bayern Munich ace and fellow countryman Franck Ribery, adding that the governing body “kills the spirit of football” when making these judgements.

“Yes I do [think Ribery deserved to win], not because he is French or anything, I just think he deserved it,” he added.

“I was disappointed for him and was disappointed for French football. For a very long time now we haven’t had a winner – we had Zizou and Michael Platini but that’s it.

“I really thought he was going to win, I mean as well as him being a great footballer, just look at what he has done!

“For me it kills the spirit of football because you have to be able to perform, but perform with a team that wins things.”

The Frenchman believes that this year’s World Cup may come too soon for a young French side, but that glory in the European Championships in France in 2016 could be a more realistic goal. However, after a very public falling out with the press, would his countrymen be able to handle the pressure inflicted on Les Bleus by the French media?

“I have travelled everywhere, I remember when I was back in France I thought it was going to be better somewhere else.

“Then I arrived in England and I always had a good relationship with the press. But on personal life some papers back in the day could be really bad – as we have seen now in the news.

“Then you go to Italy and realise it wasn’t that bad in France. Then you come and play for Barcelona and you eat in a restaurant and they put what you ate in the restaurant in the papers the next day!

“It is not a French thing or Italian thing or Spanish thing – when you give joy to people you have to expect it.

“But don’t get me wrong, the French press will still tell you exactly what they think, like in 98 when they thought we wouldn’t even get past the first round!”

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