Manager Arsene Wenger was asked about how he reflects on the career of Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry, in his pre-match press conference ahead of the Liverpool game at Anfield this Sunday.
The Frenchman said, “I would like to thank him for what he has done for the club and what a huge success he has been for us. He was of course an exceptional football player.
“Thierry especially was a combination of huge physical talent, technical talent, but as well special intelligence.
“He was one of the greatest players I’ve ever seen, and I’ve seen a few good ones.”
Henry has taken on a role as a pundit for Sky Sports but is also keen to gain his coaching badges, although Wenger has warned him of the pain that comes with being a football coach.
“He has enjoyed it, now it’s time to suffer as well for him. Coaching is enjoyable but it is as well suffering.
“It’s not as easy to get everybody to score the goals that he scored.”
As well as reminiscing over Thierry Henry, Wenger was in a confident mood and says that Arsenal have “very good memories at Liverpool” despite last season’s 5-1 thrashing.
“Liverpool scored over 100 goals last year. This year they have scored 19, so they are not on the same trend offensively.”
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