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Robert Pires backs Thierry Henry’s move to step into club management

Arsenal legend Robert Pires has praised Thierry Henry’s decision to quit his punditry role with Sky Sports in order to become a full-time head coach. The Frenchman has been associated with a potential step into management over the past couple of years and he has now decided to realise his ambition after also resigning from the assistant role with Belgium.

Speaking to ESPN FC, Pires said that Henry has taken the right choice at the current phase and believes his compatriot is prepared to make the mark in club management, he said: “I don't know if a chairman will give Thierry the opportunity but he will be a good manager.During the World Cup he was assistant to Roberto Martinez and did very well. If you ask all the Belgian players all of them, especially [Romelu] Lukaku, they say they learned from Thierry every day.I'm very happy he left Sky. I sent him a message yesterday saying 'finally, you left'. Not because he's not a good pundit but I know Thierry. He's ready.”

David Trezeguet backs Antoine Griezmann’s decision to stay at Atletico Madrid

France great David Trezeguet has backed Antoine Griezmann’s decision to stay put with Atletico Madrid for the 2018/19 campaign. The 27-year-old’s club future had been one of the main talking point prior to the World Cup but he made sure to clear any doubts before the start of the tournament.

Speaking in this regard, Trezeguet was pleased that Griezmann took the right decision and the attacker now has the freedom to express himself at the World Cup, he said: “He has taken the right decision, it was very important to him to announce it before the World Cup starts for his peace of mind. Now France is waiting for him to shine.It is true in these two games he faced some difficulties but we are talking about an absolutely unique player who is very important for France, and France is hoping for his game to get better.”

Thierry Henry Pays Tribute To Arsene Wenger After His Farewell Emirates Game

Arsenal favourite Thierry Henry has paid tribute to Arsene Wenger following the Gunners’ 5-0 triumph over Burnley in the Premier League. The game was Wenger’s final one in charge at the Emirates Stadium and the players managed to give him a terrific send-off by scoring five past Sean Dyche’s side.

Following the game, Henry hailed the services of his former manager by saying: “He was there from 7.30am until 6 or 7 at night, watching games and loving the club. It's going to be difficult for someone doing something for so long with the club he loves to just leave.It's not an easy thing to just call a day. He loves to be on the grass, smelling grass, he has a vision and he's a visionary. At times, he had that belief in that team which unfortunately didn't meet the expectation in the league. I can only say one thing about him, and that's thank you.”

Gilberto Silva Reveals The Secret Behind Thierry Henry’s Goal Exploits

Former Arsenal midfielder Gilberto Silva has revealed the secret behind Thierry Henry’s brilliant scoring record during his time with the Gunners. The Frenchman notched 228 goals for the club across all competitions, and his efforts have been rewarded with a statue outside of the Emirates Stadium.

Speaking on Sky Sports’ The Debate, Silva claimed that Jens Lehmann may have played a key part towards the Frenchman’s mentality after having teased the striker whenever he failed to score in a particular match, he said: “I remember when I was there the players always wanted something more and demand the coach 'what's next?' and 'I want something more' because they want to fight and want to be a winner and I want to win trophies. I remember many times in training Jens Lehmann teasing Thierry Henry to get him up for the challenge like 'what happened with you in the last game? You didn't score a goal!”

Henry: Neymar Should Leave Football To Escape Messi’s Shadows

Arsenal legend and former Barcelona striker Thierry Henry has advised Brazilian star Neymar Jr. to leave football if he wants to escape being in the shadow of Lionel Messi. There is the understanding that Neymar left Barcelona partly because he wanted to increase his chances of winning the Ballon d’Or after finishing third and being predicted to finish third even for the next few years.

The Paris St. Germain playmaker wanted a fresh challenge and a different club where he could lead to significant victory and make his mark on the whole stage. Following the performance of Neymar and the PSG against Real Madrid, there have been new speculations as to why he really left his former club as he clearly cannot do it alone with PSG.

Thierry Henry: Tottenham Hotspur Could Lose Harry Kane If They Fail To Make The Top Four

Arsenal legend-turned-pundit Thierry Henry believes Tottenham Hotspur could face the prospect of losing Harry Kane to an elite European club, should they fail to qualify for next season’s Champions League. The north London side are presently five points ahead of fifth-placed Chelsea in the quest to finish in the top four, and Henry feels qualifying for the elite competition is essential to holding onto key players.

Speaking on Sky Sports, he said: “It is not easy. People are talking about progression for Tottenham and you can see it from the days when I played against them to now, but they still have nothing to show for it.

Thierry Henry: Arsene Wenger finds it 'difficult' to spend big on defenders

Arsenal legend-turned-pundit Thierry Henry has suggested that Arsene Wenger finds it difficult when it comes to spending big on defenders in the transfer market. The Gunners were in the search for a new centre-back during the winter transfer window, but ultimately they were unsuccessful in their pursuit with Wenger reluctant to spend significant fees on a defensive recruit.

Speaking to Sky Sports on Monday Night Football, Henry highlighted that Wenger is used to buying bargains in the form of Kolo Toure and Sol Campbell in the transfer market, and this has left him with the mentality of not paying above a particular price for a top-class centre-back, which the club are in a desperate need of.

Arsene Wenger Unhappy with Thierry Henry’s Comments

Arsene Wenger has hit back at Arsenal legend Thierry Henry for his comments that Alexis Sanchez is causing a rift within the Arsenal setup. The Chilean winger is about to leave Arsenal at the end of the campaign, as he has not agreed a deal with the club. Sanchez was ready to leave Arsenal even as early as last summer when Manchester City where showing a lot of interest in the player. It is rumoured that City were ready to pay around £ 60 million for his services, but Sanchez stayed at the Emirates stadium due to Arsenal not willing to sell the player to a direct rival.

Now, it appears that City will come in with a second interest in the January transfer window. Sanchez has continued representing Arsenal, albeit in a slightly subdued way. Over the last few months, Sanchez has featured more and more in the first team and he played an important contribution in the 3-2 win over Crystal Palace during the weekend. This was an extremely positive result for Arsenal, as it keeps them in the hunt for the top four. However, Henry says that Sanchez is becoming a bad apple in the Arsenal setup as he did not seem to celebrate this important victory, and despite contributing with goals in the game.

Thierry Henry reacts to Arsenal's triumph over Everton

Arsenal legend-turned-pundit Thierry Henry was pleased with the Gunners' performance at Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon. The north London side suffered a 2-1 defeat to Watford in the previous outing, and they came up with the perfect response as they thrashed the Toffees by a 5-2 scoreline.

Speaking after the game, Henry admitted that the Gunners showcased a flawless performance on the field, and they could have quite easily doubled the scores, he said, "It was very good. Right from the start, obviously they conceded a goal early, but right from the start you could sense they were going to mean business today. If you’re looking from an Everton point of view, that’s exactly how you don’t play Arsenal. If you give them time on the ball and allow them to play like they played today, you’re in trouble. They scored five, it could have been five each half in all fairness."

The victory takes the north London club to fifth place on the Premier League table, and they are just behind Chelsea on goal difference with 16 points. Nevertheless, the Gunners are nine points behind table-toppers Manchester City, and they have a lot of work to do if they are to close the gap on the Citizens.

Thierry Henry has doubts over Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's ability

Arsenal legend-turned-pundit Thierry Henry is unsure what Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is good at despite spending six long seasons with the Gunners.

The England international ended his association with the north London giants on transfer deadline day after he opted to join Liverpool in a £35m deal.

Speaking on Sky Sports, Henry questioned the attacker's motivations to join the Merseyside giants after he suggested that he could evolve into a better player under Jurgen Klopp, he said: "He spoke on the Liverpool website about that he could see Klopp making him a better player and that there's a love and togetherness. Are you telling us you didn't have that at Arsenal?" Henry said before Saturday's kick-off. Or are you looking forward to something else? He's saying that after an hour of training at Liverpool. You have to bring something on the table. I have been watching him for a very long time and I still don't know what he's good at."


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