Henry: I don't want to play against Arsenal and I certainly won't celebrate

22 March 2010 03:59
Barcelona star Thierry Henry has admitted he can't bear to think about facing his former club Arsenal in the Champions League next week, and certainly won't celebrate if they score.

Henry is set to play against the Gunners for the first time since leaving the club in 2007, when Barcelona travel to the Emirates Stadium for the quarter-final first leg on March 31.

Barcelona star: But Thierry Henry can't bear the prospect of playing against Arsenal

The 32-year-old, who spent eight unforgettable years in north London, said: 'I'm not saying I won't try to fight or whatever because that's the way the game is. But I don't want to play against Arsenal.

'It will be weird for me to step on the pitch, even if it's at the Emirates and not Highbury, with another shirt on.'

Henry was celebrating after winning the European Cup with Barcelona last season.

Glory days: Henry scores for Arsenal against Porto in 2006

When asked if he world celebrate a goal, Henry told Sky: 'Forget about it. No. I do not want to play against Arsenal, simple as that.

'The bond that I have with the Arsenal fans I will never get anywhere else. Because I don't think I will ever play for another team for that long.

'Eight years - I don't think I will be with another team for eight years, I am getting old now.'

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Source: Daily_Mail