The Gunners legend believes Jordan Ayew should be burying clear chances to become a potent striker in future
Former Arsenal captain Thierry Henry launched a scathing attack on Ghana and Crystal Palace striker Jordan Ayew following his shocking miss against Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League on Monday.
With the game at 1-0, Ayew was presented a golden opportunity to score his first goal of the season when he came one-on-one with Brighton goalkeeper. However, the Ghanaian sent his strike narrowly wide to the surprise of everyone at the Selhurst Park.
Deep in additional time, Brighton stunned Palace as they made them pay for the missed chance. Striker Maupay got the equaliser with relatively the last kick of the game.
And Henry, who scored 175 Premier League goals during his time, believes the Ghana international should’ve passed the ball to Benteke if he realised he cannot put it at the back of the net.
“That’s the better option for Jordan Ayew to score,” said the former French international.
“If you don’t score, I would have killed you. Give me the ball….that is a sure goal.
“In that position, I’m thinking Benteke. This is where, in the Premier League, that’s a 2-0. Yes, he could have scored. But what about this [passing to Benteke], that’s 2-0 and we’re not talking anymore,” Henry added.
Ayew, according to his manager Patrick Vieira is lacking confidence in front of goals. The Ghanaian has scored only one goal in almost forty games. Amid his troubles at the club level, new Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac has named him in Ghana’s squad for the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers double-header against Zimbabwe on October 5 and October 9 at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium and Harare Sports Stadium respectively.