Horrid CL draw for Barca's Henry

22 March 2010 01:31
Barca take on the Gunners in the last eight of Europe's number one club competition following last week's draw and Henry will take on his former side for the first time since he left for the Nou Camp back in 2007.

Henry spent eight years in north London and formed a close relationship with the club's fans, eventually taking the captain's armband from Patrick Vieira.

The 32-year-old says he will be a professional and put in his best, but admits it will be weird to go up against Arsenal.

"Whenever there is a draw for the Champions League I'm in pain," he told Sky Sports. "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."

When asked if he would celebrate a goal, he added: "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: Team_Talk