Henry ready to repay Gunners` faith
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The striker was instrumental in Arsenal`s charge to the Double last term, making off with The Premiership`s top scorer award, and he is looking to repeat the dose next term.
It would seem he is looking further ahead than next season, and much to the delight of the Highbury faithful, he plans to stay with The Gunners.
''I couldn't imagine life without Arsenal,'' he said.
"They love me here and people have so much confidence in me so I can never walk away from these people. How can I? I can't leave, I can't.
"As long as they want me I want them."
It would seem Henry wants to repay Gunners boss Arsene Wenger for the faith he showed in bringing him to London from Italy.
He added: "When I was really down they gave me their hand. When I arrived from Juventus I had lost my confidence, I thought I was falling out of love with the game.
"Not just the fans but Arsenal, Arsene, everyone wanted to help and support me. They were brilliant to me so I cannot walk away from that. I couldn't imagine life without Arsenal."
The striker`s pledge has fuelled speculation that he will sign a new deal with The Gunners, but the Frenchman does not seem too concerned about contracts.
The French flyer added: "You know a lot of things are said about contracts but really it's all about having faith and love in your heart. When people talk about commitment, you can see it when you see me and Patrick Vieira. Even in the friendly games we try our hardest for the team, we try to hurt ourselves for the good of the team.
"Some people have a contract for 10 years and they don't do anything on the pitch so what does that mean? I will do what I have to do but what I'm saying is I'm happy at Arsenal and one of the main things is to be playing for the team."
In other news, Arsenal have been credited with an interest in young Watford winger Anthony McNamee. The Gunners have not been afraid to raid the market for young talent in the past, snapping up Jermaine Pennant from Notts County in 1999, and are reportedly looking at the 16-year-old Vicarage Road talent.