Arsenal legend Thierry Henry reveals the two players he believes can guide the Gunners to the title


Thierry Henry has backed Arsenal duo Olivier Giroud and Mesut Ozil to deliver the title for the Gunners this season.

A draw or a victory at Stoke this afternoon would return Arsene Wenger’s side to the Premier League’s summit, and Henry has backed them to last the distance, led by Giroud and Ozil.

Leicester City currently possess top spot after their draw at Midlands rivals Aston Villa yesterday, with Manchester City, who demolished Crystal Palace, and Arsenal a point further back.

The Londoners’ superior goal difference will see them reclaim top spot even if they only manage a stalemate in the Potteries, but the chance to rediscover a two-point buffer is what they will be eyeing.

Frenchman Giroud has scored 12 goals in 21 Premier League games so far this term, 15 of which have been starts.

Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring for Arsenal with Mesut Ozil

Key men: Will the pair fire Arsenal past Stoke today?

Former Real Madrid man Ozil comfortably leads the league in assists, having laid on 16 goals for his teammates so far this term, seven more than nearest rival Kevin De Bruyne.

“Olivier Giroud and Mesut Ozil are finally showing the consistency to match their unquestionable ability,” Henry wrote in his column in The Sun.

“Now they can lead Arsenal to the title because the team has learned how to win the big games even when they don’t dominate possession.

“In the past Arsenal have always been accused of having only one way to play — passing their way through opponents and walking the ball in. But this season they have developed a Plan B which is proving so successful in matches.”

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