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Arsenal Loses One, United Looks to Gain Another

Henry meets the fansA few days ago Henry bid adieu to North London and sets his sights for Barcelona but before he left he explained his decision to part ways with Arsenal was basically due to boardroom unrest and the uncertainty over Wenger’s future. Please….while I greatly respect and admire Henry as both a footballer and as an individual you really have got a giggle at such reasoning. First and foremost he is a paid footballer, the only thing he should be worried about is if he can find the net come match day. The happenings of the board room should be of little concern to him, he is paid to play football, and therefore the happenings on the pitch are only what should be of concern to him. Last I checked he and Wenger weren’t attached to the hip at birth and Wenger isn’t moving to Barca, so his sudden inability to continue playing in the absence of Wenger is bizarre.

Instead what Henry should have said was that he wasn’t getting any younger and has peaked with regards to his performance level, with that in mind he needs to play for a side that can contend for European glory. The Gunners are an extremely youthful side rich in potential but they are not side ready to win the Premiere League let alone Champions League. Within a couple or more years they might accomplish that but the problem for Henry is he doesn’t have a couple or more years to give. He wishes to win and win now. Gunner fans may be angry with Henry with his departure, especially after pledging his career to the club just last year, but they should realize that their club cannot provide what Henry seeks. So Gunner nation should be happy for the Frenchman with his new endeavours but should be prepared/plan for life with him.

As Arsenal loses a striker, the Gaffer is looking to add another to his squad. The media has been a buzz with the possible purchase of Quagliarella but his agents has since come out to quench such rumors. I personal was happy the transfer failed for I did not like Quagliarella in the United side simply because he played exactly like the wonderkid Rooney. Also why splurge $15million on the guy when you have Rossi waiting on the wings especially when Rossi is almost the same build and playing style? I’m still hoping for an El’ Nino purchase or Huntelaar.