Vital Football

Latest Arsenal FC News

Wenger: Henry Left With My Blessing

Wenger: Henry Left With My Blessing

Arsenal manager Arsene wenger has broken his silence regarding the transfer of Thierry Henry to Barcelona.

There has been no comment from Arsene Wenger since Henry's transfer was announced on Friday evening.

Wenger and Henry have spent almost 15 years working together. It was Wenger who brought Henry into the Monaco first team at the age of 17. They parted ways soon after when Wenger moved to Japanese club Nagoya Grampus Eight. Four years later Henry moved to Juventus, where he was, to be frank, a complete flop.

After one season at Juve Wenger brought Henry to Arsenal, where he went from being a reasonable winger to one of the best players to have played for Arsenal.

It would seem that the two have worked together for the last time though.

Speaking to Arsenal.com Wenger said: 'Thierry has been tremendous for us since he arrived in 1999.

'He has excelled both as part of a team and individually. In short, he has become an Arsenal legend.

'Personally, I would like to thank Thierry for the huge contribution he has made to the Club's success over the past eight years.

'To his great credit, he has mixed skill and style together with an appetite for winning.

'This wonderful combination was integral to our historical 49 games unbeaten run and all the honours he won at Arsenal, together with Thierry becoming the Club's record goal scorer - an achievement which in my view is unlikely to be surpassed.

'It was Thierry's decision to leave Arsenal but he goes with my blessing. On behalf of everyone at the Club, we wish him the very best for the future.'



Vital Arsenal would like to echo Arsene Wenger's sentiments. It's impossible to measure what Henry has done for our club both in terms of his performances and in terms of marketing off the pitch.

So it's with a heavy heart that I bid farewell to a true Arsenal legend

Au Revoir Titi.



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

Writer:Nick Simmonett
Date:Monday June 25 2007
Time: 8:40PM

Best of Vital Network

Login to post a comment

Recent Arsenal Articles

The Transfer Window Is Open, What Will We Do?

Gunners need improving

Wenger On The FA's Radar Once Again

Arsene wanted for the England job

Are Players Set For A Football Exit?

With the country narrowly voting to leave the European Union in Thursday's Referendum, there are certainly plenty of real questions that have to be addressed in terms...

Back To The Drawing Board After Vardy Snub

Gunners search for a striker continues

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 Bellerin7%
Mesut Ozil78%
Alexis Sanchez7%
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)