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Wenger: Media Are Playing Games

Arsene Wenger believe's the news agencies of England and Spain are 'playing games' over Henry's contract, after a report suggesting a 'verbal agreement' had been reached between Henry and Barcelona for Henry to sign for the Catalonians in the summer.

Wenger rubbished the rumours, saying Henry would never do such a thing to Arsenal.

“I don't believe there is any truth in that because I cannot imagine that Thierry would do that,”

“Secondly, don't forget that Thierry is under contract until 2007 so anything agreed without us being involved can only be invented because it cannot be true.

“There is a game going on between the Spanish press and English press. The Spanish press brings something out that is not true and the English press answers that and the same on the other side.

Wenger realises that this sort has thing has gone on for years and there is nothing he can do except sit back, ignore it, and be very confident Henry will sign.

“I cannot stop any noises or transfer rumours. I tried for a while and I couldn't do it so there are a few solutions: either Thierry extends his contract now or does it at the end of the season.

“I believe he will stay with us but for me the most important thing at the moment is that he is focused on doing well with the team and I am convinced he does that because his answer is on the pitch.”

“Basically we know what we want, he knows what we offer and you have to respect a player who is not completely ready yet,” said the manager.

“Certainly someone like Thierry Henry will want to play in the Champions League. But there's more at stake than that - one year in the Champions League.

“It's 'Do I want to finish my career at the Club and be a player who has dedicated his career, his sporting life basically, to one club or not?'”




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Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday March 17 2006

Time: 5:54PM

Your Comments

games or not, fact is im a chelsea fan, and your glory days are in the toilet, u can say we bought it, and ill say i dont care, at least we still have the best english midfielders, whilst youve sold out to foriegn rejects and now you will pay.....i promise you will never win a title in the next 15 years, maybe a worthington cup here and there like man u.
rth
Sold out to foreign rejects?? Look who owns your club you fool, a member of the russian mafia. When the day comes that your mob leader leaves you, your world will fall apart while we are self sufficiant and things will take care of themselves. When that day comes, expect to be on the recieving end of some serious abuse from all the people you've trodden on on the way up. Money is everything to you people it has been what makes you sucessful, it will also be your downfall.
Rocky7
Why worry about halfwits like rth. Someone who follows, and says out loud he's a fan of Chelsea, just shows he has no brain. Only half wits and dick heads follow russian and portugese leaders. When the money dries up as it will Chelsea will once again sink back into the mud and remain with the rest of the other no hopers.
alwaysgunner
First of all pretty much anyone writing in these fora was a Chelsea fan long before Bates, that model of English probity, sold out. Of course Arsenal have grown all of their players internally without splashing out on transfers. So please spare us the moralising. We have the money, we clearly spend much too much of it, but for the time being we will certainly enjoy its benefits. If Abramovich leaves I doubt it will be before our trophy cabinet bulges with silverware. I think we are making a decent start with back to back titles. How many French managers have achieved that?
Westl
Chelski have lots of cash to splash but is it healthy for the game to have money from ill gotten gains and then lose over 100 million pounds !! Buying a Premiership is one thing but expecting rival supporters to acknowlede your success will cost alot more.
pompeygray
He'll go i think as he's taking to much time to sign and i guess he's waiting to see how far you can go in the champions league .
JACK_THE_LAD
how many arsenal players in the 1st team are from your youth team gooners....ZERO, at least we have terry, so dont give me the money angle, at least we didnt sell the name of our stadium to the taliban
rth
No we didn't sell our stadium name, but why couldn't we have gone through our centennary with no sponsor on our shirt a la Barca. That would have been classy and even I would have bought shirts!
Westl
Erm rth i believe Ashley Cole is!! jackass.
itsup4grabsnow
 

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