Tuesday 20 March 2018

WATCH: 'Arsenal were unwatchable' - Thierry Henry's blunt assessment of Arsenal's 4-0 loss to Liverpool

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Arsenal's all-time leading goalscorer Thierry Henry said that his former side were 'unwatchable' during the Gunners 4-0 loss to Liverpool on Sunday.

The Liverpool loss marked Arsenal's second consecutive league defeat following last weekend's trip to Stoke, and Henry, who scored 228 goals in 377 games for the club, said that the problem at Arsenal was a top-down issue.

"Listen, I don't know what he's [Arsene Wenger] talking about in the second-half when he says we dominated the game," Henry said on Sky Sports post-match show.

"Liverpool allowed you to be on the ball to counter you, as we saw in the second half. I think if they still wanted to blitz them they would have done that.

"It is a mix of things for me. People always point at the manager, point at players, but it is a top to bottom [thing]. Your manager gives you the guidance and what you need to do and the players try to execute the plan that you give them.

"But we go back to the same thing, they're going to have to readjust a lot."

Henry added that it wasn't necessarily the fact that Arsenal lost to Liverpool, but rather the manner in which they were defeated, which was 'unwatchable' according to Henry.

"It's how you lost it," he added. "The boss, I say the boss still, is always going to try and be politically correct... but today, listen, that was unwatchable."

"At one point I wanted to leave. I didn't want to watch the game any more. It's just too much to take.

"I don't want to imagine when those guys have to pay and go all the way up [to Liverpool] and watch this.

"I'm not going to do the money thing, fans are coming and all of that, but I wanted to leave because I don't relate to the team.

"I don't think that a lot of people relate to the team at the minute and that is a problem."

When asked what had gone wrong at Anfield, Wenger replied, “Everything,” before adding, “From the fist to the last minute, not physically, not technically, not mentally, we were not at the level and we were punished. It was a tough day.

“You can analyse the chances we gave away but overall the performance was not at the requested level.”

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