Detroit Sports and stuff

My ranting of sports, life, and whatever I feel like...but mostly sports. Now in the un-daily variety.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Au Revoir, Thierry!

This past week was a sad week for Arsenal fans everywhere, as our club's leading scorer and captain was transferred to FC Barcelona. Thierry Henry, who has been the face of Arsenal almost since he first stepped on the Highbury pitch in 1999, along with the Arsenal front office, has decided that he needed to go in a new direction, and Barca is now his new home. Known for his lighning-fast pace, and his clinical finishing, Henry will be sorely missed at Ashburton Grove. My only trip to London to see Arsenal play, and Henry ended up with all 4 goals that Arsenal scored in the two games I saw (a hat-trick v. Portsmouth, and the lone goal in a CL game against Bayern Munich). The last 2 years may have been a little disappointing for Thierry, with no trophies won for the Arsenal, and that may have aided in his decision to leave the club at this point in his career, even though he signed a contract last season and declared "If an opportunity like Barcelona comes again, with all my respect for such a club, I will refuse" . Apparently an untrue statement. But even though he leaves the Arsenal behind, he will still be remembered as a great footballer for the club, and will be missed.

Buena Suerte, Thierry!!


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