ARSENAL legend Ian Wright has hit out at Thierry Henry for his criticism of Gunners striker Olivier Giroud.

Last month, the Frenchman - who is the north Londoners' all-time goalscorer - slammed his fellow countryman and claimed his former side needed a 'top, top striker to win the Premier League'.

But Wright, who made 191 league appearances for the Gunners, believes the 28-year-old - who has found the back of the net 18 times this season - is good enough to fire the Londoners to the title.

"I love him [Giroud]. He is a fantastic player," Wright said.

"He doesn't get a lot of credit and even Thierry [Henry] is saying that we won't win the league with him which is very unfair, because it's the players you have around you that helps to win games.

"It's not just the one player up front. One player up front cannot win you the league anywhere and that is why you need the team to help you.

"When you are averaging double-digit goals every season and you got help around you, then you should be able to do enough to win the league. You can't legislate for what Chelsea, [Manchester] United, Manchester City and even Liverpool are going to do because they are going to make themselves stronger.

"So for people to criticise him is very unfair and I hope that Arsene Wenger makes some signings [in the coming months] that will help Olivier prove some people wrong."

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By Goonerholic

I saw talk before the match of Arsene setting up to go with an attacking gameplay having secured victories at City and United this season playing a much more compact game than usual. It was no surprise, given those two results, that once again we set our stall at Old Trafford to defend first and foremost, and look to hit the home side on the counter.

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