Arsene Wenger has hit back at Arsenal legend Thierry Henry and accused him of joining the prawn sandwich brigade.
Former Arsenal striker Henry, who is now on Arsenal’s academy coaching staff, claimed he has never known the fans so angry after the midweek loss to Swansea which derailed their title ambitions.
Henry, who is also a TV pundit, has his own executive box at the Emirates Stadium, where he sits during home games.
But Wenger bit back at Henry and they may now have an awkward situation at the club’s training ground today.
“Thierry Henry has his opinions,” said Wenger. “He has not found the measurement of the fans’ angriness, of 60,000 people straight away because he sits in the best seats of the stadium.”
The Frenchman also revealed that Petr Cech will be out for up to a month after suffering a thigh injury against Swansea.
Laurent Koscielny will also miss the North London derby with Colombian keeper David Ospina set to play at Tottenham.
“Petr Cech will be out for three to four weeks,” said Wenger. “It is a serious calf injury and he had a groin alert on the first goal and he could not kick the ball properly out because of his groin and maybe compensated a little too much and provoked another muscular injury.
“Cech is a loss but on the other hand if you look at the win rate of Opsina it is very good as well. I’m not worried at all on that front.
“Koscielny is out. He has a small injury but he is out tomorrow and Tuesday next week.”
Wenger insists Arsenal can bounce back at Tottenham and did not seem to have a problem with Alexis Sanchez questioning whether some of his team mates had enough “hunger” and desire to win the title.