'We need a double miracle', says Henry

December 2, 2006

Thierry Henry admits Arsenal need a 'double miracle' if they are to claim the Premiership title.

The Gunners are 16 points behind leaders Manchester United with a draw and two defeats from their last three league games and, while the Frenchman refuses to concede defeat in the race for the title, he acknowledges it is improbable.

Henry told The Sun: 'I will never give up on the championship as it is not in my mentality.

'If we were chasing one team, fine. But we need two teams (Manchester United and Chelsea) to slip up, so there is less probability.

'I'll admit it - we need a double miracle. We need an amazing run and for both teams to have very poor runs.

'At the moment, it looks as though it won't happen but we have to be there, just in case it does.'

The 29-year-old also describes the young, inexperienced Arsenal squad as like 'a lightweight going up against a heavyweight' and revealed he would be happy to see Shaun Wright-Phillips move to the Emirates Stadium in the January transfer window.

'You can rest assured (manager) Arsene Wenger will try and - once again - land a few bargains in January,' the Gunners captain added.

'Even using the loan system, there are top-class players who would jump at the chance of first-team football.

'One player who springs to mind is Chelsea's Shaun Wright-Phillips.

'If he could be picked up on loan, I'm sure he could do a great job, given half a chance.'