"'I think Giroud is doing extremely well but can you win the league with him? I wouldn't think so,' Henry told Sky Sports, adding Wenger needed to bring in four players to challenge Jose Mourinho's runaway champions.
Giroud believes Henry needed to say something that would get a rise and he was a soft target.
'I heard he was saying too many dull things. That was a bomb and it had its desired effect,' he told French newspaper L'Equipe
Giroud echoed the sentiment of his manager at the time who said Henry's comments were 'wrong'."
'He's paid for that,' Wenger said. 'We know all the system now of the modern media, especially on TV. I know how it works. They push you to be controversial because they give you a lot of money.'
Wenger also pointed out that similar comments were made by so-called experts about other stars including Nicolas Anelka, Henry and Robin van Persie