After Thursday’s 3-2 against Crystal Palace, Thierry Henry suggested in his post-match punditry that the Arsenal dressing room was divided because not all the players went to celebrate with goalscorer Alexis Sanchez.
Despite the fact that TV pictures showed the Chilean surrounded by teammates, and pictures proved he’d celebrated with Laurent Koscielny, the club’s record scorer insisted there was a problem.
That was something denied by Arsene Wenger who was asked about it in the wake of the 1-1 draw with West Brom on Sunday.
“It was never a problem inside,” said the Arsenal manager.
“There are some people who want always to create problems.”
When it was put to him that Henry was one of the people raising the issue, Wenger continued, “I don’t know, I don’t listen to what he says and other people say.
“We focus on our own problems, that’s the only thing. There are people who are paid to talk.
“It’s difficult sometimes when you are paid to talk, to talk, to talk and only say things that are true and intelligent.”
It’s not the first time Wenger has dismissed some of Henry’s punditry, and it’s worth recalling that when asked to choose between a coaching role with Arsenal and Sky, the former French international chose the money.
Which, of course, is his right but maybe it’s something which hasn’t gone down well with Wenger.