Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry, has warned the club that teams that tried to challenge Manchester City for the Premier League, often ended up second best.
Henry, speaking on CBS Sports, cited the case of Liverpool who “tried to maintain the rhythm of Man City, but couldn’t do it”.
Mikel Arteta’s men currently top the league table, two points clear of City who are the defending champions.
“What we are talking about right now with Arsenal is hope.
“Manchester City can talk. Man City can be loud because we have seen it before with them and we know what it takes for a team to stay with them.
“Look at Liverpool… twice they tried to maintain the rhythm of Man City but couldn’t do it.
“So, let’s see what’s going to happen to us. I won’t get carried away. But we have hope and I have a lot of hope at the minute,” Henry said.
Henry picks favourite between Mbappe and Haaland
Henry has stated that he thinks Kylian Mbappe is a better player than Erling Haaland because he is both a creator and a finisher.
“Mbappe can create and finish. Haaland doesn’t create. He finishes,” Henry said on CBS. “Mbappe can play on the right and on the left. He can play in the middle. Haaland can only play in the middle.
“He is a magnificent player, and with him, they could have won the Champions League last year. Against Real Madrid, if it was him at the end of those chances that they missed, they would have been focused on scoring one or two. For now, Mbappe is still my vote.”