Back in 1999, Arsenal signed a young Frenchman by the name Thierry Henry but no one knew the massive impact he would have in just eight years at the club.
Henry had a difficult six months in Juventus, and when the offer from Wenger came, he jumped at it and the rest as they say is history. Eight years later, and he became the club’s all time top scorer and became one of the best players to have graced the English top flight.
Arsenal have recently signed Alexandre Lacazette in a deal that is rumored to be around £53m plus add-ons and the former Lyon man will be keen to prove that he is worth every penny of that huge outlay.
Arsenal have not won the league in 13 years since Henry led The Invincibles to an unbeaten season in 2004, brushing aside every opposition with their sheer will and determination not to lose.
Wenger had a squad that could rival any in Europe, boasting proven winners and experienced hands, since that time though, the club has battled mediocrity peppered with FA Cups and close calls as the move to the Emirates Stadium has meant that the club cuts back on transfer outlay, instead selling the best players, producing from the academy and trying to qualify for the Champions League to boost the coffers.
The signings of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez has changed the script, with the Gunners winning The FA Cup three times in the past 4 years but in Lacazette, they have a striker that can help mount a sustained title challenge.
Only Lionel Messi, Ronaldo, Aubameyang and Lewandowski have scored more than the Frenchman’s 113 in the past 4 years, and he is clearly an upgrade on the likes of Welbeck and Giroud (not Bendtner).
Thierry Henry catapulted The Gunners into a new realm with his displays in the early part of the millennium, as he was unplayable on his day, and led Arsenal to countless trophies. Arsenal need a marquee player to help challenge for the title and Lacazette fits the bill perfectly.