Thursday, September 18, 2014
Henry: No loan offer, no cry

Henry: No loan offer, no cry

Thierry Henry has confirmed that a second loan spell at Arsenal was never on the cards this January despite returning to London Colney for a spot of training with the Arsenal first team.

Towards the end of 2012 Arsene Wenger looked to be weighing up the possibility of again re-signing the club’s record top scorer from New York Red Bulls, only to renege on his ‘never say never’ hint just as the media were whipping up a whirlwind of speculation.

Shedding light on his return to Arsenal, Henry admitted that his intentions were only ever fitness based.

“It was never in the air (that I would return), despite the speculation,” the French striker told Al Jazeera.

“I never spoke to the boss about it and he never mentioned it to me so it was not an issue.

“It was never meant to happen that I went back last year either. I was just training and then it happened and it was great to play with great players, work under the manager again.

“I still love the club and I would say that in the eight seasons I played there, we had some great memories. There were some bad ones along the way, but you always try to remember the good ones.”

Arseblog News thinks the boss and Thierry have probably made the correct decision. His fairytale goal scoring return against Leeds United and the winning strike versus Sunderland were more than enough of a cherry on top of a magical career in N5. Keep gorging on the past and we’d probably end up chubbier than Andre Santos (seen above putting Thierry through his paces…)

With Jens Lehmann apparently doing his coaching badges at Arsenal, David Beckham joining the first team for a kickabout and the likes of Sol Campbell, Robert Pires and even Mikael Silvestre returning to use the Gunners’ facilities we’re turning into something of a crèche for ageing footballers eager to get out of post office errands, ironing and the school run.

No harm we guess.

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28 comments

  1. I knew they were trustworthy, them thur tabloids.

    Cue frenzied analysis of how this bodes for a last minute transfer deadline day flourish.

    Nice to hear Jens is kicking about the place again, wonder who his whipping boy is now that ‘munia’s gone.

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  2. Get your penis’s out everyone!!!!

    Sack the board!

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  3. Once a legend always a legend.

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  4. I quite like having a few legends kicking around the training ground, ex-Arsenal or not.

    Can only be a good thing for the youngsters, even if they are wasting all our transfer budget by drinking our coffee.

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  5. This photo is a perfect metaphor for Arsenal over the last several years. A few exceptionally talented, committed players carrying the lazy, overpaid deadwood.

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    • Bend it Like Bendtner

      C’mon Andre, beneath all that blubber there’s got to be a good player in there somewhere. A few tips:
      1) Swap the second-helpings of kebabs and burgers for some sushi and falafel instead.
      2) Instead of driving 175mph to work, get out the running shoes and JOG to London Colney instead.
      3) On the pitch, pretend each opposition player who has the ball is called Robin Van Cuntflaps and run over to them as fast as you can before someone else swaps shirts with them.
      4) Next time you “go for glory” from 25 yards out, pretend that the height of the cross-bar is actually only 8 feet off the ground, not 80 feet.

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      • The Loving Hands of Wenger

        Falafel is fucking bad for you. A falafel rap is like a fucking hippo in a bun.

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    • Lucky Santos is not carrying AA.
      PS noticed that the report was made by Al Jazeirah.Wasnt he a mate
      of Osama Bin Liner.BBC or Sun not good enough these days?

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    • Good job Diaby isn’t carrying him. We would never see him again.

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  6. please Arsene we are tired of listening to ” we haven’t found quality players in the market” please do at least sign a striker and a defensive midfielder .

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  7. NonchalantRepartee

    No beard, no loan, Henry. You knew that was the stipulation.

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  8. Fucking fish boy mikael Transvestre? Iwouldn’t of let that cunt in! What a signing. The WORST under Wenger ever! Definitely worse than Squillaci.. Although there is Grimandi! God I just hated him! And it even pisses me off hrs our lead scout. It all makes sense now! Grimandi I bet is the one behind that fucking Sylvestre signing!! NONCE

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    • Grimand wasn’t that bad, and always gave a shit when he came one to shore a game up at 1-0. I think Wenger’s worst has to be Jeffers, in terms of price vs. quality.

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    • Butter my Arsenal

      I met Giles Grimandi waiting for the Eurostar a couple of years ago. Nice bloke. Signed a notebook I had with me at the time. He got off at Lille, as I remember. Scouting Gervinho perhaps!

      Never have been able to find that book. Good job it wasn’t Henry eh?

      Have a nice night everyone.

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  9. Would be cool if we actually could get some new faces at the training ground that ISN’T 35+ footballers that seek to keep their fitness up, like a signing maybe?

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  10. Stroud Green Road Boy

    Was not signing Henry this transfer window the first example of Wenger being ‘strong enough to do nothing’?

    What a very, very strong man he is.

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  11. The Loving Hands of Wenger

    We should have signed him on. He will score, basically. Why the fuck not. Larsson was 35 and look what he did for Man U. Henry is better than Larsson.

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  12. Hope they don’t turn our training ground to old people’s home! Lols

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