Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insists that club legend Thierry Henry is in no position to speak about the level of disillusionment among fans, claiming that the former striker makes his judgements from the “best seats” at the Emirates Stadium.
Wenger’s men lost 2-1 at home to Swansea City on Wednesday as their Premier League title bid again faltered to leave them six points behind leaders Leicester City.
Henry, Arsenal’s record scorer and double Premier League winner, later claimed in his column for The Sun that he had “never heard the Arsenal supporters as angry” as in midweek.
“They were less patient than I have ever known, booed one of the manager’s substitutions and groaned every time a pass went astray or a tackle was lost,” Henry added.
But Wenger, who signed Henry from Juventus in 1999, says his fellow Frenchman is not best placed to comment.
“Thierry Henry has his opinions. He has not found the measurement of the fans’ anger, of 60,000 people, straight away,” said the Arsenal boss, speaking on the eve of Saturday’s clash with bitter rivals Tottenham, who are second.
“Because he sits in the best seats of the stadium.”
Henry has worked as a pundit since hanging up his boots in 2014.
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