The Gunners have struggled in their contract dealings in recent times and their woes look set to continue as Thierry Henry’s goalscoring record was finally broken
It’s going to be a long way back to the top for Arsenal.
Long gone are the days of Arsene Wenger’s Invincibles and a free-scoring Thierry Henry, but the French goalscorer has this week seen one of his numerous incredible records broken.
It comes as the Gunners struggle with contract problems with some of their current big stars as they face the prospect of history repeating itself and their ‘curse’ continuing.
On the pitch, Mikel Arteta’s side are on the up, and their next opponents have been left sweating ahead of the big game.
Here are Mirror Football’s latest Arsenal headlines.
Man Utd sweating
Arsenal’s next opponents have been left sweating ahead of their meeting at Old Trafford on Thursday night.
Fresh from appointing Ralf Rangnick as their interim boss until the end of the season, United have concerns over his availability for Thursday night’s game.
It could hand the Gunners a crucial advantage for the tie with the German coach yet to be granted a work visa to finalise the move.
Contract curse strikes again
History could repeat itself at the Emirates this season with Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah set to become the latest in a long line of Arsenal stars to leave ahead of their contracts running down.
Alexis Sanchez, Samir Nasri, Robin van Persie and Aaron Ramsey are just a few of the names to leave the club after Arsenal got their contract negotiations horribly wrong.
But Mesut Ozil’s contract also went the wrong way for the club – and history could now be repeating itself with one of Arsenal’s top earners.
Henry’s record finally broken
Arsenal fans will be lucky to ever see a footballer as talented as Thierry Henry grace their club again.
The Frenchman netted 360 goals in senior club football with 228 coming across his two stints with the Gunners.
But despite his heroics in an Arsenal shirt, and enviable career with the likes of Juventus, Barcelona and New York Red Bulls as well, one of his incredible goalscoring record has just been broken – but not by a Gunners player.