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Thierry Henry has expressed his 'concern' for Arsenal's season

Thierry Henry has revealed his ‘concern’ for Arsenal’s season (Image: CBS Sports)

Thierry Henry says Arsenal’s young guns have made him believe again but admits he ‘worries’ the squad will be exposed if they start fighting on two fronts.

The Gunners have won five of their six Premier League games this season, becoming the first pacesetters at the top of the table.

Mikel Arteta’s side prevailed against Crystal Palace, Leicester City, Bournemouth, Fulham and Aston Villa before their perfect start to the season ended in a 3-1 defeat at Manchester United.

Arsenal legend Henry believes there has been real progress at the Emirates with the £50million signing of Gabriel Jesus in the summer, bringing a winning mentality to the squad.

The legendary goalscorer said he hadn’t been this optimistic about his former club in “a very long time” but still fears Arsenal’s season could be derailed by their Europa League campaign.

Competing in the tournament while maintaining a national push has proved no easy feat for other English teams and Henry fears Arsenal could find themselves in a tight spot as the season progresses.

“I see a team there, a togetherness, and I like that,” said Henry CBS sports when asked about his beloved Gunners.

Henry has been impressed with Arsenal's form in the Premier League

Henry has been impressed with Arsenal’s form in the Premier League (Image: Getty)

“Look, the team is different but you have guys like Gabriel Jesus, William Saliba, Martin Odegaard, Bukayo Saka…

“The thing about Jesus is that he knows how to win, he won. He brings that to the team and you can see it.

“I believe in you. I haven’t believed like that in a long time, believed that we could do something.

“But I worry about the Europa League because of the depth of the team. I think the starting XI is good enough but it’s a long season so it might be a bit much for them.

Premier League legend Henry, who has been pressed about the toll the Europa League could take on Arsenal’s campaign, added: “I’m worried… I’m worried about it.

“As a coach you think about how to deal with this season and then there is also a World Cup.

“Are you going to do another pre-season after that? What do you do with the players who don’t leave? How will the players come back physically and mentally?

“It’s going to be difficult for sure.”

Arsenal start their Europa League season on Thursday evening with a trip to Zurich in Switzerland. Norwegian club Bodo/Glimt and Dutch club PSV are also in Group A for the 2022-23 competition.

The Gunners have not won a European Cup since 1994 when they won the Cup Winners’ Cup.

Arsenal boss Arteta said: “It’s a long time and I want to be the first to break this negative record.

“But you have to start somewhere and it’s tomorrow and it’s time to play well and earn the right to win the game.

“This is a competition we want to take very seriously against an opponent who will make life difficult for us and we want to start the competition off right and keep our momentum going.”

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