Vital Football

Latest Arsenal FC News

Baptista Learns From Henry

Baptista Learns From Henry

When Thierry Henry first arrived at Arsenal it was hard to see what we were going to get from such a player, the words 'cows' 'arse' & 'banjo' instantly spring to mind.

By his own admission, Henry said that he was more likely to hit the clock end clock than he was to find the back of the net. But with a lot of hard work and perseverance Henry went on to become Arsenal's greatest ever goal scorer, and the best player in the world to boot.

Now taking on the captains role, Henry has had a heart to heart with Julio Baptista who says (him not me) he's been struggling a bit in England.

Baptista reveals the chat has done the business.

Baptista said "He told me to have patience, that it`s not easy and that it took him a year to adapt and he went through difficult times.'

"He pointed out fouls that are yellow cards in England would be red in Spain. I don`t mind a battle but some things are difficult to understand.'

"Things haven`t been going well and I never dreamed I would score four goals for Arsenal in one game at a wonderful stadium like Anfield.'

"I surprised myself, but I`m starting to play more and how I want to play."

The only thing I'm now wondering is 'Why didn't Henry have a chat with Pascal Cygan years ago'?

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football


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

Writer:Rocky7
Date:Thursday January 11 2007
Time: 9:22AM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
Because he is a defender Thierry sent Tommy Caton and Gus Ceasar to have a chat with Cygan.
hatespur
11/01/2007 09:58:00
0
Ah that explains everything. They really should close the "Stepanovs school of tackling' down!!
Rocky7
11/01/2007 10:11:00
0
That's not true. Batista has been played out of position most of the time. It was only last tuesday he's been given a real chance, although I know he needs time to settle well with Arsenal. Batista is natural striker, as opposed to Henry who I think has been mad striker from his winger position. You can see by the way he scored his previous header and those on tuesday; he doesn't give any chance to the keeper the way he presses so hard the ball with pin point accuracy in the corner.
vitdacnet
11/01/2007 11:09:00
0
What's not true?
Rocky7
11/01/2007 11:40:00
0
The talk sems to have done the trick for the beast. once adebayor comes back, its going to be healthy juicy competition for places upfront, all of whom will be in form. Unlike a few weeks ago, when we were moaning abt the lack of ruthlessness in front of goal.
prits
11/01/2007 13:45:00
0
funny , i thought Henry hated brazilians.
k_chelski
11/01/2007 19:06:00
0
i say we play 4 3 3 kolo and gallas in the center eboue and clichy as full backs gilberto in defensive midfield with cesc fab just playing in frount of him and either helb and rosicky partnering him with henry van persie up fround with either adebayor or bapista with them. then you have wallcott and aliadiere batteling for a place.
gunner24
11/01/2007 19:37:00
0
That would be a very strong lineup, i wouldn't mind seeing that in champions league.
thenry009
12/01/2007 02:27:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Arsenal Articles

Sanchez Makes Sensational Swap ... Of Shirt Number

Arsenal attacker makes minor change

Wenger Must Use His Advantage Over PL Managers

Arsenal gaffer has a window in the window

Arsenal Get It Right

Gunners unveil gorgeous new strip

Young Player Of The Year - Hector Bellerin

Spaniard scoops our much sought after award!

Archived Vital Arsenal Articles

Vital Arsenal articles from

Site Journalists

Rocky7
Editor email
Profile
ClockEnd124
no email
Profile
Amos
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Player of the Year
Suggested By:
Petr Cech5%
Hector Bellerin8%
Mesut Ozil74%
Alexis Sanchez10%
Olivier Giroud3%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 38 23 12 3 81 32
2 Arsenal 38 20 11 7 71 29
3 Spurs 38 19 13 6 70 34
4 Man City 38 19 9 10 66 30
5 Man Utd 38 19 9 10 66 14
6 Southampton 38 18 9 11 63 18
7 West Ham 38 16 14 8 62 14
8 Liverpool 38 16 12 10 60 13
9 Stoke 38 14 9 15 51 -14
10 Chelsea 38 12 14 12 50 6
11 Everton 38 11 14 13 47 4
12 Swansea 38 12 11 15 47 -10
13 Watford 38 12 9 17 45 -10
14 WBA 38 10 13 15 43 -14
15 Crystal Palace 38 11 9 18 42 -12
16 AFC Bournemouth 38 11 9 18 42 -22
17 Sunderland 38 9 12 17 39 -14
R Newcastle 38 9 10 19 37 -21
R Norwich 38 9 7 22 34 -28
R Aston Villa 38 3 8 27 17 -49
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Arsenal Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Amos.13
2.Wyn Mills12
3.Naijagunner9
4.Galway Gooner6
5.Merlion963
6.Will-i-am102
7.phreddy2
8.NYArse1
9.Leon Kingsford1
10.julieloveshenry4ever1