Thierry Henry struggled to express his sadness after watching Arsenal suffer their seventh defeat of 2018 on Thursday night.
The former striker’s ex-boss Arsene Wenger is under increasing scrutiny after a start to the year that began with a shock FA Cup defeat at Nottingham Forest while the Gunners now remain 10 points adrift of the top four in the Premier League following the 3-0 loss to Manchester City. That defeat came four days after Pep Guardiola’s side had beaten the north Londoners by the same scoreline in the Carabao Cup final.
Many Arsenal fans stayed away from the Emirates on Thursday and Henry, who won two Premier League titles under Wenger, is struggling to watch his former manager come under such intense pressure.
“The man has been more than magnificent for this club and everyone knows how magnificent he has been for me,” the Frenchman told Sky Sports.
“So it pains me to see this situation, for the man.
“I was expecting a response today – some pride and passion. But it didn’t happen.
“I feel sad because this is the club that I love and a man I have a lot of respect for.
“You’re kind of lost for words. You get upset and you have a go but tonight…”
Fellow pundit Jamie Carragher interrupted: “It feel like an end. The supporters were tired and flat.
“It felt like a resignation that it was a parting of the ways.”
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