English Premiership

Arsenal need consistency - Henry

2015-06-18 08:16
Thierry Henry scores against Real Madrid (File)

London - Arsenal legend Thierry Henry urged his former team to find some consistency if they want to challenge for Premier League honours.

The Gunners have won the FA Cup in back-to-back seasons, beating Aston Villa 4-0 in the final last month, but finished third in the league as they once again came up short.

Arsenal have not put in a strong title challenge since they last won the competition in 2004.

Henry feels their Cup successes, which came following a nine-year trophy drought, shows they have the ability, but what is lacking is consistency.

"It's a difficult task to win the FA Cup back-to-back, but they have done that," he told Arsenal Player.

"You could see right from the start (against Villa) that Arsenal were going to win the game, and that made it easier for us fans to watch -- it was less nerve-racking than the year before.

"So the progress is there, now what we are waiting for is the consistency in the league because that is very important. That is where you can judge a team, in the league.

"Having said that, our generation started by winning the cup and went on to win a double and stayed unbeaten -- that is all I can hope for this group to do."

Henry won two Premier League titles, the FA Cup three times and reached the Champions League final in 2004 during his eight-year spell in North London.

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