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Henry Is a Pain In The Neck

Henry Is a Pain In The Neck

Thierry Henry has been ruled out of the North London Derby tomorrow with a pain in the neck. The skipper missed the defeat at Bolton with the same injury. He did manage to play against Fulham in the week but looked to still be suffering.

When speaking to Sky Sports Wenger said: 'The bad news is he is not fit, but the good news is we are focused on winning the game.

'I think it is a good time (to play Tottenham) as we want to bounce back from our two disappointments and win our game.'

Despite recent criticism, Wenger says that his young side are already a strong team: 'I feel I have a strong team, it is right that they are young and I believe in them.

'They will get there as they are strong players and will develop very quickly.

'I know exactly what I want to achieve with them and I will get to where I want to go.

'I am convinced we are on the right track and this will show through.'

Robin Van Persie or Manu Adebayor could start up front alone in Henry`s absence.
Don`t forget to catch Tim Stillman`s match review/rant after the game!

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Nick Simmonett
Date:Friday December 1 2006
Time: 3:12PM


is getting closer, im excited by this, says on ljungberg could start and baptista is back in the squad. I think arsene should play a 4-5-1, look a bit more solid in kidfeild.
01/12/2006 15:29:00
not having henry for this one ain't such a bad thing, cuz we can beat that small club without him tomm, but we need titi back for next sunday against chelsea..
01/12/2006 15:47:00
Stick to 4-4-2 and play Baptista up front with VP.
01/12/2006 15:47:00
i think wenger will go with 4-4-2 limpar, spurs ain't a team that can battle like bolton, they'll try to play football like us, and that will only work to our advantage, and i really dun see them getting anything out of this game, they are pathetic away from home, and we have too much quality in our team to not beat a midtable team like them..
01/12/2006 15:50:00
I think we need to stick with 4-5-1 in Europe, but in the league go back to 4-4-2. Also on the point that George Graham made today, I have to agree with him to a point that we are missing leaders in the team! to lose Vieira, Bergkamp, Campbell, Pires,Edu is a big loss in terms of experience in our squad. Hopefully this season is a big learning curve for our youngsters and the true leaders of the team will start to emerge next year.
01/12/2006 15:59:00
Henry out thats a big blow for you guys? who you reckon will come in to fill in for him?
01/12/2006 15:59:00
the 11 that play tomm will fill in for everyone who'll be missing tomm, and they'll get the job done..
01/12/2006 16:08:00
we have titi, gilberto, gallas, lehmann, toure the senior pros of this team, and next year we will bring in another experience keeper and a defender, so the experience will come, i think at the moment we do have enough leaders in our team, it's all about winning, in the unbeaten season, every shot that hit the post or bar was going in, and the game vs bolton, we would have won it 4-3 two seasons ago, the team just needs a little bit of luck which they deserve to be rewarded for their efforts and that will bring back the confidence and put us on our way on another winning run, and im very confident it will start tomm..
01/12/2006 16:11:00
but coming back to henry's season, i've noticed a similarity between his season so far and the one dennis had after the 98 world cup, dennis was of the same age too as titi is now, both went to the later stages of the world cup, and even dennis had a similar start to the season with small niggling injuries, and we didn't see the best of him that season, there is a similar pattern to titi's season so far, and i'm glad he has one full week to recover from his injury and hope he gets back to full fitness and so we can all see the best of him again..
01/12/2006 16:14:00
he isnt really on top form this season, swapped him out of my fantasy football team for being unreliable... watch him score an hat trick next game he plays
01/12/2006 16:18:00
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