Delighting Tottenham supporters aside, we assume there’s a lot more to Thierry Henry’s comment after Arsenal’s loss to CSKA Moscow – where he was reacting to the handball that wasn’t
“We’re not a big club,” he told Sky Sports News. “What does it mean? That means what I’m saying – we are not a big club.
“The referee claimed I took it with my right arm and put it in front straight away.
“The goalkeeper looked at me and had a little giggle about it. The centre back clapped the ref and was taking the p*** out of him.
“I think it’s a disgrace. I asked the ref what did he see and he couldn’t tell me. He said at the end he didn’t talk about it anymore. He was happy to talk about other stuff with the boss but not that.
We’re assuming Henry means that Arsenal are not ‘big’ enough to influence referees the way Manchester United became famous for. One might say Chelsea, too, but they seem to be on the receiving end of some shocking refereeing these days.
Considering that CSKA Moscow would hardly be considered a juggernaut of football, any deeper guesses as to what Henry is on about?