Date: 23rd March 2010 at 6:30pm
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Thierry Henry is arguably the greatest player ever to wear the famous cannon on his chest, the Frenchman bleeds red and white. So when that painful day that he left finally came, we always knew that the footballing gods would make it so that one day we’d be playing against him and his new team. It always happens doesn’t it?

However after Henry latest statement regarding the Champions League quarter final match between Arsenal and Barcelona, I’m not entirely sure that the talisman will be picked as he seems decidedly against taking to the field against the team he still refers to as ‘we’.

“I do not want to play against Arsenal, simple as that. Forget about it. No, I`m not saying I won`t try to fight or whatever because that`s the way the game is,” said Henry.

“But I don`t want to play against Arsenal. It will be weird for me to step on the pitch, even if it`s at the Emirates and not Highbury, with another shirt on. The bond that I have with the Arsenal fans I will never get anywhere else because I don`t think I will ever play for another team for that long.’

“Eight years – I don`t think I will be with another team for eight years.”

Some might claim that Henry is just attempting to duck out of a difficult game to play in, but if he feels the same way about Arsenal as we still feel about him, I don’t blame Henry for not being up for it.

Maybe having won his own Champions League medal last season he’d prefer the Arsenal to get their hands on old big ears instead?