Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has warned the team to improve its defending otherwise the Premier League title will continue to elude them.
Arsenal have not won the Premier League title for over 13 years. Henry was a key part of the successful generation.
The Gunners started the 2017/2018 campaign with a hard-earned 4-3 victory over Leicester City in their opening Premier League game of the 2017-18 season.
“You expect Arsenal to control the game a bit more,” Henry told Sky Sports .
“It’s not always easy in the Premier League but Tottenham didn’t concede, Manchester United didn’t concede.
“Usually you win titles because you don’t concede goals. Yes, you score goals and we know Arsenal will score, but you need to be able to not concede. That is something Arsenal need to rectify.
“It’s not only the back three, you cannot have your two holding midfielders bombing forward. At times they will score but most of the time you want them to do their job.
“What bothers me the most is I think that team on paper is good enough to compete every year to win the league.”
Arsenal will not play in the UEFA Champions League this season but rather in the second tier Europa League having finished in fifth place in the Premier League table last season after conceding 44 goals in 38 games.
“It’s very difficult to win the league right now. But the not competing part, that’s what hurts Arsenal fans,” Henry stated.
Arsene Wenger’s side won their third FA Cup title in four seasons last term by defeating Premier League champions Chelsea and also have claimed the FA Community Shield at the expense of same Antonio Conte’s Blues.