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Thierry Henry sends message to Mikel Arteta over Arsenal star

The Frenchman has been impressed with Arteta’s work (Pictures: CBS Sports / Getty Images)

Thierry Henry has praised Mikel Arteta’s job at Arsenal so far, saying he has brought happiness back to the Emirates, but urged him to continuing dealing with issues – not least Mesut Ozil.

The FA Cup holders have enjoyed a solid start to the new season and sit just four points off top spot in the Premier League, while they have been virtually flawless in their Europa League campaign so far.

Henry believes Arteta is doing an excellent job, even likening him to Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, but says there is still plenty of work needed before they are the finished article.

Arsenal ended a 14-year wait to win at Old Trafford last weekend (Picture: Getty)

‘First and foremost, you can see an identity, a togetherness,’ Henry told CBS Sports podcast Que Golazo.

‘When you’re going to be the boss after the big man, so obviously Unai Emery was but now it’s Arteta, it’s not easy to go after Arsene Wenger, it’s not easy at all.

‘But what I see with Mikel is that the passion is back, the happiness is back, obviously he gave them a good solidity.

‘Now he needs to…