The Gunners legend went on to play for Barcelona…
Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has revealed that he never wanted leave the Gunners.
The Frenchman left for Barcelona in 2007, and says that he only departed because of uncertainty over manager Arsene Wenger’s future. The boss ended up staying at the North London club, and the striker cried when he moved to La Liga.
At first the now 37-year-old found himself on the bench at the Nou Camp, and Pep Guardiola told him that he was the fourth choice forward at the Catalan club. However, he fought for his place and ended up becoming a regular starter for the team.
“I never considered leaving Arsenal. But I was 29-years-old and in-form, I thought all the guys left and I did not know if Arsene [Wenger] would be staying,” Henry was quoted by the Daily Mirror.
“It was not easy and when I left I cried. I’m not ashamed to say it. I’m a competitor and I had to leave.
“When I arrived at Barcelona, Guardiola told me that I was the fourth-choice striker and I would not be starter. I accepted the challenge and I fought, and competition makes you increase your level.
“People talk about luck, but you need to create you own. When you work, you got the reward at the end.”