Arsene Wenger was full of praise for match winner Thierry Henry after his injury time goal secured Arsenal’s three points against Sunderland today.
Speaking at his post game press conference, Wenger said, “He finished the story of the legend today in the championship; I hope he will add some in the Champions League on Wednesday now.
“Certainly he got us the three points in a difficult game where Sunderland were resilient, well organised and tried to catch us on the break every time.”
Henry will return to New York Red Bulls after Arsenal’s Champions League knock-out game against Milan, and the manager is going to miss him by the sounds of things.
It might haunt me again because then people will say ‘why did he not stay?’ It just shows you as well that these players never lose it. Exceptional talent survives. You have that with Giggs and Scholes at Manchester United and Thierry here. It is just a luxury to have a player like him on the bench.”
As a measure of comparison, Henry has now scored three goals since January 9th. Fernando Torres has played the entire season for Chelsea and scored just four. And he cost £50m.