Henry upset by Wenger critics

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry admits that it upsets him when manager Arsene Wenger is critcised.

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The Arsenal boss plucked Henry from Juventus, where he was deemed a highly ineffective winger, and converted the former French international into a superstar striker. Henry repaid Wenger's faith by firing the Gunners to three Premier League titles before moving on to Barcelona.

Currently playing out the twilight of his career with the New York Red Bulls, Henry told Reuters that he would always hold Wenger in high regard and it saddened him to see the former AS Monaco boss' abilities called into question.

"When you don't win people are always going to question your work, your legacy and what you did before. It is sad somehow but that is the way the game is. What are you going to do?" Henry said.

"You are always going to get judged on your last performance or what you are doing at the moment (but) for me it is kind of hard to criticise Arsene Wenger, knowing what he has done for the club, how he has changed the club and how the team is playing right now compared to how the team was playing before. But if you don't win people are always going to create a problem."

The 35-year old also expressed hope of returning to the Emirates Stadium in the near future, in whatever capacity he could.

"All I know is that I will be involved in the game for sure and hopefully be involved with Arsenal because that is the heart talking there, that's the team that I support. Forget about me as a player, that's the team I support," Henry shared.

"In any type or shape, if I can go back to the club I would love to do it, but it's not up to me. That would be a desire, more a desire than something that can be officialised, I still have two years playing here and then I will see. But I would definitely love to be back with Arsenal."


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