You can take the boy out of Arsenal, but it seems like you can’t take the Arsenal out of the boy. The Daily Telegraph report that Thierry Henry was almost as inconsolable as his former Gunners team-mates after watching them bow out of Europe on Tuesday night. The striker still clearly holds the club close to his heart, despite joining Barcelona last summer. The newspaper reveals that he had special praise for Theo Walcott’s mazy run to assist Arsenal’s second goal, something that Henry himself would have been pleased with.
”I watched the game like a lunatic. Especially when Theo [Walcott] went on that run – it was out of this world. ‘Come on, guys!’ I was saying. ‘Six minutes to go.’ And then came the penalty and I was so sad because these lads have been amazing all season. OK, they have the opportunity to bounce back at Manchester and keep their title hopes alive, but as an Arsenal supporter I was really down for them. I didn’t think they deserved it. It wasn’t so much the penalty at Anfield as the penalty they didn’t get at the Emirates. If they had won the first leg, it would have been different.”
Well Thierry, as they say, if my auntie had bollocks, she’s be my uncle. If Liverpool had gone out instead, I’m sure their fans would have bemoaned an inability to tackle Walcott, who ran the length of the pitch to set up Adebayor. Arsenal fans will surely be hoping that the Barca striker can inflict some damage on Manchester United in the semi-final of the Champions League.