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Thierry Henry Doesn't Want To Leave

In a pre-Champions League press conference, Arsene Wenger confirmed Thierry Henry does not want to leave the Gunners.

After induldging in a brief conversation about the pro's and con's of the English and Spanish games, Arsene stated he beleived that 'England is paradise for a football player' to which a cheeky journo asked 'Will you be telling that to Thierry?'

And what was to follow can only be described as a bewildering, pleasing and worrying comment.

Wenger said,

'Well, I can only say that out of the two players that want to leave, at the moment he doesn't want to leave'

So Henry doesn't want to leave, thats fantastic, when will he sign? Release a statement an hour before the CL Final and give the club a boost before the biggest game in the clubs history? When?

It does appear to be a speck of light at the end of a very long dark tunnel.

However, what concerns me is the 'Out of two players who want to leave' part.

Who are they? Why do they want to leave?

After racking my brains, in my opinion, the only two players who could possibly want to leave would be Ashley Cole and Robert Pires.

Indeed there has been much speculation about their respective futures (speculation that could be influencing my opinions? Perhaps)

Robert Pires has expressed his displeasure about only being offered a one year extension to his contract, while Ashley Cole has spoken about feeling he has been pushed out of the club. In fact, rumours that Cole had a 16 million buy out clause in the one year extension he signed last year have only added fuel to the fire.

What ever happens, it's safe to say, it's going to be an interesting summer.




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Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday May 11 2006

Time: 10:31PM

Your Comments

why would thierry want to leave anyway? Arsenal are a french team. the language used in the dressing room is FRENCH, most of the players peak or are FRENCH and how many regular frst team players are ENGLISH??? Sol Cambell, Ashley Cole and erm... i think thats it! wheres the homegrown talent gone?
swellhead43
The assumption of Ashley Cole going is fair one but I'm not convinced,his pride got hurt but its all done and dusted now. I think its Sol Cambell whose off. I think Arsene suggested to him that he would no longer be first choice to which Sol would have said 'I'm off' to which Arsene to would have accepted. Thats my thoughts anyhow.
wondrinfree
I can't even be bothered to explain the in-and-outs of our club to someone who listens to the red tops rather than forms their own opinions.
Rocky7
Interesting theory there wonderinfree, Sol Campbell is in the twilight of his career and could get first team action at a whole host of other Prem clubs.
Rocky7
TH will stay.
SWPACIFIC
Why would he leave.He would be ging to a worser place where there are racist .Remmember the spanish coach was racist.And u see what they do to eto`o.
kenyanrudeboy
he will stay the premiership wouldnt be has good as it is, if he left.
jono_forest
Does anybody think Reyes could be on the move? could be a possibility?
jim_the_gooner
The two players? Him and Pires Wenger doing the old media making it up thing, henry is one of the two the media say want to leave and he doesnt want to leave
RFAY
I really hope Henry's stays, he can build a great team and the new stadium must be a great prospect, however Pires might leave now, with the contract 1 year and Reyes and Hleb slowly taking his place I doubt he will stay, and on Cole, He will say, he said many times and he loves Arsenal, so does Henry and it'll be hard for either to leave.
gunner-minesh
I would definetly say pires..but i dont think it is cole. I dont think it is a big name player that wants to leave..I would say Almunia. I read today that he is not happy having to play second to lehmann, and says that he does not like lehmann at all and that they have no relationship whatsoever. Why would he want to stay, there is no chance he is going to play anytime soon, and arsenal have poom as a #2, My money would be on pires and almunia leaving this summer, both to spain.
jsimmon6
" i hope he stays- he is the best player in the world at present- and it would be a shame to see him go"
millers4eva
 

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