Henry’s love affair

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Henry is in love. Thierry Henry has admitted he is enjoying a passionate love affair with Arsenal.
But it remains to be seen if that devotion is strong enough to keep him at the Gunners when they move from Highbury to nearby Ashburton Grove next summer – or seek a fresh challenge elsewhere.

The Frenchman was not discussing his future in the wake of reaching another landmark in becoming the first Arsenal player to score 100 league goals at Highbury.

However, he was effusive in his feelings for Highbury.

Coach Arsene Wenger had described the famous old stadium in north London as Henry’s own “garden”, adding: “I hope (the new stadium) will still be his garden next season, just a bigger garden!”

Henry, who reached the 100-goal mark in Saturday’s 3-0 win over Blackburn, responded: “I would love to have a garden like this! It’s tremendous. Scoring 100 goals, you realise that I love to play here with great players in the past and now.

“Everyone loves to play here. You speak to opponents and they just love it. The fans love it, we love it. It’s not just me, everyone will miss the ground. It’s pretty special.

“There’s just something about Highbury that is difficult to describe. When you arrive, you hardly see the stadium and wonder where it is but then you see it between two blocks of flats, while the pitch is amazing.

“When you play at Anfield, you get the same feeling – there’s something happening there. Everyone who loves Arsenal will miss Highbury. It’s a shame that we have to move but there are more games to play here yet.”