There may not have been any Champions League action for Arsenal fans to get involved in this week, but there’s plenty of gossip for idle supporters to be entertained by.
Trying to steer clear of the frustrations aimed at the TV scheduling meaning that the away clash against Manchester United at Old Trafford is a no-go for many fans, we’ve tried to compile the bulk of the most interesting news available for those who follow the Gunners.
We start with a piece of information sure to have all Arsenal fans surprised, with Arsene Wenger revealing that once upon a time Thierry Henry was worried that his teammates thought he was rubbish.
According to the Gunners boss the French legend, who is now widely regarded as the club’s best ever player, was concerned about his own abilities when he first joined Arsenal, having suffered a loss of confidence at Juventus.
"Thierry Henry said he was worried his team-mates thought he was rubbish in his first few weeks! It can affect players," Wenger confirmed.
"Thierry Henry said he was worried his team-mates thought he was rubbish in his first few week"
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"But a player like Thierry Henry came out of a negative experience in Italy and it took him a while to find his confidence."
With the past now the past, and Henry having shattered a host of incredible records with the Emirates Stadium outfit, the idea that he feared the perception of his skills from his colleagues is practically laughable. It’s does prove that Henry is in fact human however, something that certain areas of the Arsenal fan-base might have contested.
Wenger's transfer policy
Elsewhere Wenger also shed some light on certain aspects of his transfer policy, suggesting that there’s far more things to be taken into account than many people realise when trying to sign a player.
The Frenchman confirmed that he has rubbished transfer plans in the past after coming to the conclusion that a target wouldn’t settle well in north London, and even went as far as to claim that he takes into account things like a player’s family history when making a decision over a potential purchase.
Lastly, fears have been allayed concerning the long-term future of Santi Cazorla, with the Spaniard reportedly happy in London. The diminutive playmaker has been the subject of plenty of speculation regarding a possible return to Spain in the form of Atletico Madrid, but the consensus now is that he’d prefer to stay with Arsenal.
Backing up this theory is that the 30-year-old recently purchased a new house in England’s capital, which infers he’s planning to stay for more years yet. What that doesn’t take into account is the fact that he earns enough money on a weekly basis to have little problem buying another house in Spain and flogging his old one with minimal effort.
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