Thierry Henry has expressed his frustration about the current negativity surrounding Arsenal’s business in the transfer market.
The Gunners have completed the signings of three players so far this summer, but none of the new additions has been the much-needed striker that many had asked for.
With only two weeks left before transfer deadline day, Arsene Wenger is under more pressure than ever to strengthen his squad by spending more after a 4-3 home defeat against Liverpool on the opening day of the campaign.
Henry has often held back on direct criticism of his old club in the past but the former Gunner refused to hide his disappointment about Arsenal’s failures in the transfer market on Sunday.
“Something that drives me even more crazy is that it looks like players don’t want to come and play for Arsenal football club. It seems like it’s difficult to attract players after seeing Vardy reject Arsenal and I don’t know why.” the club legend said during Sky Sports’ post-match analysis
The Frenchman also went on to question what he sees as contradictory statements from Wenger between May and last week about the club’s spending power.
“One thing I really don’t understand is that we were told towards the end of the season that Arsenal was wealthy and can compete against anyone on the market. But when the season starts they’re saying ‘we can’t compete on the market’. Which one is it?” Henry added
“Is Arsenal still the first choice in England for a big player? I don’t think so.”