Henry: We have only ourselves to blame

In his column for The Sun, Henry wrote: “It probably won’t surprise you that none of us at Arsenal are jumping up and down with delight over our league position.

“I’m not going to try and fool anyone. We’re exactly where we deserve to be in the Premiership.

“And if we’re to get anything from this season – and I’m sure we will – we have to wake up. We have to get our heads up from the floor and start working – very hard.

“A North London derby against Tottenham could be exactly what we need as it’s a great opportunity to lift the crowd at our new home and to get the ball rolling this season.

“Despite some of our poor results so far, though, I genuinely don’t believe we are doing too much wrong. We are simply a young team and we are being punished for making silly mistakes.

“We obviously have to cut out the errors. The team has to start concentrating.

“I have lost count of how many times we have let people go free on corners.

“We did it against Villa at home, we did it against Everton, at Bolton and against Fulham the other night.

“Going a goal down doesn’t mean you lose a game but it hardly helps. Since the beginning of the season, we have gone behind nine times in the league, five times away and four at home.

“As I said, it’s due to a lack of concentration. We’re finding ourselves having to react to going a goal down, rather than acting and dictating the game. We’re chasing results all the time.”