Posted on April 26, 2006
Arsenal’s vice-chairman David Dein has urged Thierry Henry to stay with the Champions League finalists, although is clearly clueless as to the Frenchman’s intentions.
Henry, who has been strongly linked with Barcelona for over a year, will have just one year left on his contract come the end of the season, but has refused to commit himself to the Gunners until the end of the current campaign.
However, Dein doesn’t believe he will base his decision on the clubs Champions League final next month.
He told BBC London: “I would hope his decision will not be based on one game, he’s far too intelligent for that.”
“He is one of the finest players to have played football generally, and you are now seeing someone at the peak of his profession.
“We want him to stay, the fans want him to stay and we hope he will stay. If he’s ambitious he should stay at Arsenal because we have got a new stadium and a young team coming through.
“We would like him to stay and be captain and take us on to even greater successes.”