Arsenal balls: Wenger and Henry in tabloid war
Arsenal are not doing not too well; not doing too badly. It’s all a bit so-so. But the media wants drama. Today’s back pages lead with a ‘row’ between Arenal manger Arsene Wenger and the club’s greatest goalscorer Thierry Henry.
Henry’s new job is to write opinion to deadline. He fills a Sun newspaper column. This week he opined:
I HAVE never heard the Arsenal supporters as angry as they were at the Emirates on Wednesday night when their team lost at home to Swansea…
I will be watching on TV and what I want to see is a really strong response from the Arsenal players to get the fans back on their side. We all know the quality is there but confidence is not high and that was obvious at Old Trafford last Sunday and again on Wednesday night…
…injuries happen to every team and there is no point complaining or feeling sorry for yourself. You just get on with it.
“Thierry Henry has his opinions. He has not found the measurement of the fans’ angriness, of 60,000 people straight away, because he sits in the best seats of the stadium… Look, he’s in a difficult role. Thierry Henry will not play tomorrow for Arsenal. His comments are like any other comments, they cannot help us to win, nor be an excuse to lose. We have to focus on ourselves.”
Which when put through the tabloid sensation generator becomes Wenger “demands showdown talks” with Henry (Mirror) and:
It’ll be “war” by tomorrow…