English Premiership

Henry happy Wenger staying

2014-06-04 08:33
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Thierry Henry (File)
Cape Town - Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry has admitted he was very relieved to see Arsene Wenger sign a new three-year contract with the Gunners.

Henry believes Arsene Wenger is vital for Arsenal's success and that the true value of his former boss will probably only be realised once he leaves the club one day.

"Knowing Arsene I knew he was going to stay - especially after winning the FA Cup final," the Arsenal legend told Sky Sports News.

"He loves the club so much that I think it is always going to be difficult for him to leave this club, he signed another three years and hopefully they can be successful.

"You only miss people when they have gone and then you will probably realise what he has done for the club."

Henry also believes the return of his former team-mate, Cesc Fabregas, who has been linked with a move back to the Emirates, will be a successful one for both the player and team. He told Sky Sports that because of the success the Spaniard showed in England at such a young age, there should be no problem adapting back to that style of football.

The Barcelona midfielder has not finalised his departure yet, but if he is to leave the Camp Nou there will be interest from many clubs and Arsenal will definitely have some competition for the former Gunners' signature.

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