By Joe Brewin

Thierry Henry says there is no reason why Arsenal cannot lift a trophy this season.

The striker, a three-time FA Cup winner during his first spell at the Club, believes there is plenty to play for despite a disappointing Champions League first leg in Milan.

“Why not?” Henry told Arsenal Player. “This team is not far from winning something, we all know it.

“If you can win at Sunderland, you don't know how the draw is going to be. You might play at home next, then the semi-finals are around the corner.

“You never know if Jack is going to come back and Abou Diaby is not far from coming back. You don't know what could happen. If you are still in the competition then those players coming back will only help you find top form.

“Hopefully the team can stay in the competition, even though it will be tough at Sunderland. Jack, Abou, you want them around. Jack is going to be, hopefully for the Club, a talisman in years to come. He grew up an Arsenal fan so it is important to have a guy like that in the dressing room. We will see.”

With Arsenal currently occupying fourth place in the Premier League, Henry knows the team are masters of their own destiny. All it takes, according to the record goalscorer, is a little bit of faith.

“The league is going to be very difficult but the top four is in our hands,” he said. “We have the squad, there is a long way to go.

“We have to play Chelsea at home, Tottenham at home, Newcastle at home, Man City at home - it is clearly in your hands. Whereas Liverpool, for example, have some tricky games away. It's not impossible.

“It's sometimes down to having momentum. Hopefully we can build on what we did at Sunderland last weekend from being 1-0 down. With 15 minutes to go it didn't look like coming back.

“OK, you can say we have just lost 4-0 in Milan but you have to believe. If you don't believe then you might as well go home. You have got to believe and always think you can turn things around. The belief is all you need to have.”

Watch the full interview with Thierry on Arsenal Player soon.

Copyright 2017 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to as the source
17 Feb 2012