Arsenal legend Henry backs Wenger to continue on as manager

Thierry Henry is seen as a legend among Arsenal fans for his eight-year service to the club during his playing days, but some supporters may disagree with his latest claims.

The topic of Arsene Wenger’s future as manager has been a talking point for some time, but even more so now because his contract expires at the end of the season.

The Frenchman has been in charge of the Gunners for the past 20 years, but fans are growing more and more frustrated by the team’s failure to win the Premier League title.

Wenger has guided the North London outfit to league glory on three occasions, but it has been almost 13 years since they last lifted the coveted crown.

Arsenal are unlikely to go all the way this season as they are 12 points adrift of leaders Chelsea after 24 games, and face a fight to finish in the top four as just five points separate second from sixth.

The Gunners were comfortably beaten 3-1 by their West London rivals when they went head to head at Stamford Bridge last Saturday.

Many fans are calling for a change and believe that Wenger leaving is the right move to make, but it appears that Henry thinks differently.

In an interview with RMC the retired French striker said:

“Personally, I do not think Arsene has to go. I don’t know if he’s willing to do [change his tactics], but the work he has to do at the moment is difficult, because it is mental work.

“What I saw against Chelsea, it is a mental problem. And it’s not easy to manage. For now, something is missing.”