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Henry Suffers Ligament Damage

Henry Suffers Ligament Damage

Bad news I'm afraid Gooners. Thierry Henry has been playing with an injurysince our 1-1 draw with Middlesbrough 2 weeks ago.

Henry only returned at the start of January after 6 weeks rest but it would seem that Le God has already suffered another injury.

Henry was in great for when he first returned from injury but since that draw against 'Boro he has been below par.

While it's obviously a blow to Arsenal it is also good news. Why? Because it will shush all the Arsenal fans that have been questioning Henry over the last couple of weeks, claiming he is past it, has lost his fight. Some people even suggested he should be sold in the summer...Fools!

Theirry said: 'I've been playing with a bad foot for two weeks now.

'But I like to go out there even if I'm not 100% fit. It is affecting me but I want to help the team.'

Perhaps Arsene should take him out the team to recover? I know he is 'the daddy' but Baptista has been in good form, as have Adebayor and Aliadiere.

It wouldn't do Walcott any harm to play a few games through the middle, he might even get that goal he needs to boost his confidence!

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

Writer:Nick Simmonett
Date:Thursday February 22 2007
Time: 11:18AM


Kinda explains the lethargic displays of recent days. I was most disappointed with Tuesday nites offering. Definitely give him a rest, we've got some good results without him in the past, and will do again in the future
22/02/2007 11:26:00
Sure does explain his diplays. but why does arsene play him when not fit? surely, he need not have played against blackburn. the team looked like it was starting to cope without henry in december. on the basis of that, arsene should be less reluctant to drop him.
22/02/2007 11:33:00
I was discussing with a friend of mine last night about Henry's lack of pace, I thought it was gone forever......maybe this explains it?
22/02/2007 11:37:00
I hope the lack of touch comes under the same explanation. My friend couldn't believe he was 'average' against PSV Tuesday.....& this from a Dutch guy!!
22/02/2007 11:39:00
Henry plays because one moment of genius can change a game
22/02/2007 11:42:00
Well that explains it then. I am all for the team having another run without TH14 as we seem to do OK without him. There is a tendancy for everyone to try and play through Thierry and his absence will give us more options. I really like the look of Aliadiere at the moment and would like to see him have a good run. His control and speed is better than the Beast (at the moment).
22/02/2007 12:01:00
No offence to you guys but I think you're being taken in. Since the beginning of last season, whenever henry has played poorly some mysterious injury appears that nobody knew about. Would wenger really play someone who had ligament damage?? I don't think so, he is asking us to believe that a guy who always puts his players first has risked henry's own future by playing him in games he wasn't fit for. I think this excuse is about as low as they get!!
Ashburton Gooner
22/02/2007 12:12:00
I thought something must be up with him, nobody loses that much pace in 4 weeks. His touch was so bad on Tuesday night that after a while the rest of the team started completely ignoring him, did anyone else notice that (the players leaving him out, not the hoorible touch - that was obvious)? Still i agree with simmo he still has a lot to offer and this could explain how he went from so good on return to so average in the last 3 games, but even Henry has to be entitled to a dip in form, we are spoilt fans and expect to much from him.
Ozi Gooner
22/02/2007 12:14:00
Stop with the negativity AG i cant stand listening to Arsenal fans bad mouth Henry, its all very well to say now thats as low as the get or whatever but when he scored at Man U or Blackburn what were you saying. He will be back and you will be cheering him again, like the rest of us regardless of wether this injury is real or not.
Ozi Gooner
22/02/2007 12:24:00
Ozi Gooner, I can't stand people trying to tell me what to do, but it doesn't stop them now does it!! Any arsenal fan that attends the games on a regular basis will tell you that arsenal have looked better without henry in the team this season. Thats not all henry's fault as his performances have nothing to do with anyone else's so from that regard they have to take responsibility, but the performances of henry this season are there for all to see. Apart from the charlton home game I cannot remember one decent match from henry so far this year. As for cheering when he scores, of course I would, just as I have cheered when flamini scores yet I cannot stand that guy. If Anelka or Reyes were brought back to arsenal & scored I would also celebrate, so I really don't understand your point!!
Ashburton Gooner
22/02/2007 12:50:00
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