Thierry Henry gives eight-word answer to Tottenham coach’s speech


Thierry Henry has, unsurprisingly, admitted he would never lead Tottenham after reflecting on the start of Arsenal’s new season.

The Gunners completely dominated Nuno Espirito Santo’s side in the first North London derby of the season last month, as Mikel Arteta led his side to a comfortable 3-1 victory at Emirates Stadium.

Legendary figure Henri, who spent eight years with the Gunners, reflected on this game. However, he couldn’t turn down the chance to dig at Tottenham in the process.

Henry told the Prime Video presents Sport 2021 event (via The sun): “I’ve seen us beat Norwich, win at Burnley, beat Tottenham at home – because we still beat Tottenham at home.

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“I was more than happy when we beat Tottenham because we were on a good race. But I was waiting to see a performance away from home against a team [Brighton] who passes the ball. And, instead, we suffered.

The Arsenal icon was also asked whether he would one day consider being in the Spurs dugout canoe.

His response was quite emphatic however, saying, “That would never happen in a million years.”

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Wilshere advises young Arsenal to shine

Meanwhile, Jack Wilshere has already named young Charlie Patino as Arsenal player to watch.

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Wilshere, Returning to London Colney after accepting Mikel Arteta’s invitation to train with the Gunners, Patino has his eye on.

Former England international Wilshere is currently training with the Under-23s as he seeks to get back in shape and find a new club.

The 29-year-old, who has been a free agent since leaving Bournemouth at the end of last season, will also occasionally train with the Gunners’ first-team and study training approaches.

Wilshere watched from the stands as Arsenal’s Under-21s won 4-3 at Newport in the Papa John’s Trophy on Tuesday.

Patino has not played after making his Under-19 debut in England last week. But Wilshere is convinced a first-team debut is on the horizon for the central midfielder.

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“I know him. I saw him play and he’s a good player,” Wilshere told TUSEN News agency.

“He is obviously still very young and has a lot of development to do. But he’s definitely the one everyone on the training ground is talking about.

“The first team players know who he is and he’s a good player and one for the future for sure.”

The Gunners are next in action when they host Crystal Palace on Monday night.

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