Thierry Henry believes Arsene Wenger will have to be busy in the transfer market this summer as he tries to get ‘the excitement back’ for Arsenal fans left frustrated by another season without the league title.
The club’s record scorer says that adding to the squad, in particular a striker, is paramount and will, as they say, put bums on seats.
Speaking to Sky Sports, he said, “There is something to prepare now. Trying to finish as high as Arsenal can, because there is a little battle. It looks like Arsenal should finish in the top four, but there is something to look forward to, and that’s next season.
“If Sanchez can perform the way he’s performing at the minute, and we have Mesut ozil carrying on giving the assists he’s been giving since the start of the season, then you can think if you have that striker who can score in that moment – maybe NG’olo Kante, we have lots of names we can throw around.
“Mahrez also was linked, but its going to be a very busy summer for Arsene because you need to get that excitement back and the fans to look forward to something for next season.”
Henry also touched on the fact there were many empty seats at the stadium for the 2-0 win over West Brom, and urged fans to show up rather than stay away. He also suggested they could demonstrate their unhappiness at the end of games.
“It’s a difficult one if you’re a fan, when you’ve had enough, and sometimes that’s their way at Arsenal to show they’ve had enough,” he said.
It’s also for the players to bring them back to the stadium, to have something to look forward to. I’m more a believer in come, and then if you’re not happy with team you can say something at the end of the game, but everybody has their own way of dealing with it.
“Maybe the fans are feeling something and the players can feel that from the fans, that there is not that togetherness. Sometimes it doesn’t help in terms of trying to win the title.”