Thierry Henry: 'Arsene Wenger finds it difficult to spend big on defenders'

Henry: 'Wenger has difficulty spending on defenders'
© Offside
Thierry Henry suggests that Arsene Wenger struggles to justify spending big transfer fees on defenders.

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has suggested that Arsene Wenger finds it "difficult" to justify spending big transfer fees on defenders.

The North London outfit were rumoured to have parted with around £60m to sign Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in January, but they failed to address their defensive issues.

Henry has speculated that Wenger is happy to flash the cash when it comes to attacking players, but has a different approach to signing defenders.

"It seems like people always say that he does not want to spend big," the Frenchman said on Sky Sports' Monday Night Football. "He will always think that some of the players are not worth the price that you put on a table.

"But it is a new era, you have to put at least, if you want someone good, £60m, £70m, whatever the position is. I think he finds that really difficult.

"He does it easy for a striker, or a creative player, but for defenders, he probably thinks 'that might be a lot'. We are obviously speculating, but it is a weird one that is difficult to pinpoint, because in some games they can show us that they can do it."

Arsenal are currently fifth in the Premier League table, eight points adrift of the top four.

Share this article now:
Arsene Wenger watches on during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Arsenal on August 27, 2017
Read Next:
Carragher: 'Arsenal are getting worse'
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CManchester CityMan City3832421062779100
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd38256768284081
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs38238774363877
4Liverpool382112584384675
5Chelsea382171062382470
6Arsenal381961374512363
7Burnley381412123639-354
8Everton381310154458-1449
9Leicester CityLeicester381211155660-447
10Newcastle UnitedNewcastle38128183947-844
11Crystal Palace381111164555-1044
12Bournemouth381111164561-1644
13West Ham UnitedWest Ham381012164868-2042
14Watford38118194464-2041
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton38913163454-2040
16Huddersfield TownHuddersfield38910192858-3037
17Southampton38715163756-1936
RSwansea CitySwansea3889212856-2833
RStoke CityStoke38712193568-3333
RWest Bromwich AlbionWest Brom38613193156-2531

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account