Thierry Henry slams Arsenal star after seeing what he did against Bayern Munich

Thierry Henry laid into an Arsenal star after the Gunners were knocked out of the Champions League at the hands of Bayern Munich.

Arsenal drew 2-2 in the first leg at the Emirates and were beaten 1-0 in the second fixture at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday night.

Joshua Kimmich popped up with a record-breaking header in the 63rd minute to set up a Champions League semi-final showdown with Real Madrid.

The Germany international was afforded far too much space inside the area and promptly headed past David Raya to send Bayern fans into raptures.

Arsenal supporters tore into winger Gabriel Martinelli for losing Kimmich and allowing him a free header.

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However, Henry had a different view of the situation and instead blamed Takehiro Tomiyasu.

The Japan international started at left back but had a tough time dealing with the electric Leroy Sane, who had him dancing at one stage.

The Arsenal legend believes he was guilty of focusing too much on Sane and instead of him ready to attack the cross from Raphael Guerreiro.

Interrupting Jamie Carragher on CBS Sports, Henry said: “Jamie, can I play the devil’s advocate? If I’m the winger there, defending for Tomiyasu, you’re going to see Martinelli defending there on Leroy Sane. I invite you to look at what Tomiyasu does.

“Martinelli has got to defend, so you (Martinell) are doing his (Tomiyasu’s) job right now, so you go all the way there. Please, stay with Tomiyasu.

“What is Leroy Sane going to do there? You’re looking at him. He can’t score! Close the gap! He can’t score! What is he going to do? He’s not even in the frame.

“This is where he was, Jamie, I know I’m going far, but he was there (off the pitch), how is he going to score? And Tomiyasu is like this (looking at Sane). Close the gap!”

Arsenal are still waiting for their first European Cup win and the loss means they will not be participating in the revamped FIFA Club World Cup tournament.

12 teams from Europe will be involved in the 2025 competition and Arsenal needed to win this year’s Champions League to qualify.

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