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Arsenal legend Thierry Henry ‘suffering’ watching former side struggle to win silverware

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Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has admitted that he is “suffering” watching his former team go six years without a trophy.

Henry will make an emotional return to the Emirates Stadium on Saturday with his team the New York Red Bulls as they participate in the Emirates Cup.

The 33-year old, however, still has faith in Arsene Wenger despite much criticism surrounding the Gunners manager, even though the club have no won anything since he departed for Barcelona in 2006.

“I am an Arsenal fan, I just want to see them winning. I am suffering because we didn’t win anything for a very long time, but I hope that they can do well,” Henry told a news conference at the Emirates Stadium tonight.

“The boss changed the face of the club and, for me, I would keep Arsene for life.

“I know he got a bit of stick recently, but hopefully they can change that this year.

“You have got to stick with the guys even when they are not doing well. That is one of the most important things.

“Hopefully they can do it this year.”

With spiralling speculation surrounding Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri, many have questioned Arsenal’s credentials without their two star players, Henry, however, insists it’s the collective effort that counts.

“In our time, we had a great time. It was not down to one, two, three, four, five, six or seven players. It is a team effort – that’s it,” he added.

“Whichever team you play in, it is a team effort.”

Henry has been playing in the MLS since 2010 after moving from Barcelona, but revealed he would take up an Arsenal coaching role if given the chance.

“I would like to. It’s a big thing. I would love to be part of the club one day, but it’s not up to me,” he said.

“Right now, I think I they are in the right hands and we know that.”

Arsenal’s new Ivorian forward Gervinho impressed on his debut last week and Henry believes he is a great addition to the Gunners ranks.

“He is a good player. I have known about him for a very long time,” he said.

“He is skilful, versatile and you will see that in one-on-one situations – he is going to kill a lot of defenders in this league.

“Gervinho is fast, has great vision and everything to succeed at Arsenal. He is an Arsenal player and Arsene doesn’t buy players who won’t fit in his team.

“The fans will be excited by him. He can light up a stadium. He can play anywhere.”

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Arsenal legend Thierry Henry ‘suffering’ watching former side struggle to win silverware

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