Thierry Henry says Arsenal’s performance at Chelsea should be the blueprint for future away days after watching Arsene Wenger’s men secure a creditable point.
After the recent 4-0 capitulation against Liverpool at Anfield, few pundits expected the Gunners to leave Stamford Bridge with anything but a defeat. A composed and tenacious performance proved the doubters wrong and had a flurry of chances not been squandered in the first half they might even have left with three points.
The improvement was noted by Henry in his post-game analysis on Sky Sports but he also pointed out that Arsenal remain winless and goalless on the road so far this season.
“It wasn’t difficult to be better than what they were at Liverpool,” he said.
“That was the standard for me for what you’ve got to do away from home. In terms of performance, that’s standard in terms of what you need to do away from home.
“When you are away from home, whether you play the champions or not, you need to be careful of what’s going to happen.
“So yes, Arsenal got a point. Yes, Aaron Ramsey was better but the team defended better, the wingers were tucking in, helping those two guys at times when Aaron Ramsey was going, again, too early, they were recovering a bit for him.
“The three at the back were also a bit better because the job was done in front of them.
“Everything was better today. We got back to the same thing, they’re still looking for their first goal away from home, and they still didn’t win away from home, but that was way better from what we saw against Liverpool.
“But that wasn’t difficult to, also.”