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Friday, September 26, 2008

Wenger upbeat over Henry future

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger remains convinced Thierry Henry is not finished and can still have an impact as a central striker.

Henry - who left the Gunners in the summer of 2006 after becoming the club's all-time leading goalscorer - will demand showdown talks with Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola if he continues to be played out on the left wing for the Spanish giants.

Wenger feels his former protege, who was also at Monaco with the French coach before coming to Highbury in 1999 when he was converted into a world-class striker, has plenty of football left in him - if utilised to his strengths.

"I want him to be happy first of all because he made us happy for years. The least you want for him is to be happy and at the moment he is not," observed the Arsenal manager.

"But that unfortunately is part of the career of a player. He has gone through these kinds of times at the start of his career and at the end of his career."

Wenger, though, insisted: "I feel at the moment that he is too young for the end of his career.

"I found him quite sharp playing for France in the World Cup qualifiers against Austria and Serbia - but there is tough competition up there.

"I believe he should play through the centre where he feels more comfortable. It is more difficult to be a winger when you are over 30."


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