Arzo ready for Henry
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Villarreal starlet Cesar Arzo is not daunted by the prospect of marking Thierry Henry.
Villarreal starlet Cesar Arzo is not daunted by the prospect of marking Arsenal captain Thierry Henry.
Arzo is likely to be pressed into emergency service at centre half due to Villarreal's defensive problems for Wednesday's UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg.
Normally a central midfielder, the 20-year-old will step into the breach for the game at Highbury, live on Sky Sports 1.
The youngster is aware of the task facing Villarreal, particularly the threat posed by The Premiership's top scorer Henry.
But it is a challenge Arzo is ready to rise to and he will not shirk from the responsibility of putting the shackles on the French ace.
"This is a great opportunity for me," affirmed Arzo.
"The coach has told me he values my work and I'm optimistic about my chances.
"I'm not worried about marking Henry.
"I know I won't be on my own because we'll make sure we double up on Henry every time he gets the ball.
"We won't let him out of our sight."