The Premier League leaders have squandered two-goal leads to draw 2-2 in both of their last two matches.
Arsenal’s players have become ‘too emotional’ and this could derail their Premier League title bid, according to Thierry Henry.
The Gunners have allowed Manchester City to close to within four points at the top of the standings after dropping two-goal leads to draw 2-2 with Liverpool and West Ham.
“I keep on saying, from an Arsenal point of view since the beginning of the season, I’ve been talking about emotions. You don’t win a title on emotions. I’m sorry,” Henry said on CBS Sports.
“You win a cup, you win the Champions League, a World Cup maybe because it’s one game and one game, then you build it with your fans or whatever.
“38 games, you can’t be too emotional about it and you’ve seen recently that we’re too emotional about it.”
"We still have hope. It's there in front of you. We are still ahead of Man City. Keep your composure [and] don't become emotional."
Thierry Henry still thinks the Premier League title is Arsenal's to lose. 🏆 pic.twitter.com/ZVAe7cU4Gi
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‘They need to get rid of the emotional part of their game’
When asked by fellow pundit Micah Richards if Arsenal’s players were showing passion instead, Henry replied: “No, no, no. There is one thing with passion and then emotion.
“You can feel the emotion coming, but don’t become emotional. There’s a difference. Emotion will come, that’s what’s going to happen. But stay calm.”
“I’m just saying they need to get rid of the emotional part of their game and concentrate on what they need to do because so far, we weren’t expected to be there,” the Gunners legend concluded.
Arsenal will play Southampton at the Emirates Stadium on Friday evening.