Thierry Henry names the one thing that ‘is not right’ at Arsenal after Manchester United defeat



Thierry Henry believes something “is not right” at Arsenal after Mikel Arteta substituted Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with over 10 minutes to go against Manchester United.

The Gunners suffered their second defeat in three Premier League matches in a five-goal thriller at Old Trafford, despite taking the lead through Emile Smith Rowe‘s controversial strike in Manchester.

However, Bruno Fernandes and Cristiano Ronaldo scored to put United 2-1 ahead, before Martin Odegaard equalised for the visitors.

Odegaard, though, turned from hero to villain as the Norwegian brought down Fred inside the box and handed United a penalty – which Ronaldo converted to win the hosts the match.

With Arteta‘s team chasing an equaliser at Old Trafford, the Arsenal boss brought Aubameyang off for Alexandre Lacazette, and that decision has now been questioned by Gunners icon Henry.

Speaking on Amazon Prime Video’s coverage of the Premier League clash, the Frenchman said: “Aubameyang is your captain. He is your goal scorer. You put him as your captain.

“15 minutes to go, you’re losing 3-2 and you take him off. 3-2 away from home, you need a goal and you take your captain, your symbol, off the field. You know he can score you goals so something is not right there.”

It’s now back-to-back defeats away from the Emirates Stadium for Arsenal and Arteta was left disappointed with what he saw from his side after they had “total control” of the game at one point.

When asked if he was disappointed that his side were unable to push on after bringing it back to 2-2, Arteta said: “Well, we scored the first one and then after that we had total control of the game.

“We started to give some very simple balls away in dangerous areas which opened some spaces for them and gave them some momentum. We had some difficulties there and we conceded the goal.

“The second half we had some difficulties again. We had total control, we conceded the goal, but reacted well and kept playing and we were dominant in the game and we scored the second one.

“After that we have to show maturity to not concede the third one. At that moment we didn’t manage well enough the situation and we conceded the goal.

“So I’m pleased with a lot of things that I saw but being realistic, conceding three goals at Old Trafford it’s very hard to win the game.”

Next up for Arsenal is another away match, as they make the trip to Merseyside to take on Everton on Monday evening, before returning to north London to face Southampton the following weekend.





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