Arsenal players and Arsene Wenger have come in for criticism again in the early stages of the campaign.
Mesut Ozil is one to have bitten back, while Wenger continues to try and keep fans onside.
However, their thrashing at Liverpool caused major alarm bells, along with their defeat at Stoke.
Arsenal face another big test today at champions Chelsea (1.30pm), who have also had some difficulties.
Henry wants his former side to prove they can push for the title and compete with their big rivals.
But silencing critics should not be the players’ only motivation - they must prove to themselves they can rise to the challenge.
“[Arsenal] have had their fair share of negativity, too,” Henry wrote in his column for The Sun.
The equivalent to Chelsea’s home defeat to Burnley was Arsenal’s 4-0 thumping at Anfield.