Henry fires Euro warning
By Tom Adams
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Thierry Henry says Arsenal are determined to win the Champions League this year.
Thierry Henry has warned the continent's elite clubs that Arsenal's desire to triumph in the UEFA Champions League for manager Arsene Wenger is 'amazing'.
The Gunners were shot down by Barcelona in last season's final in Paris, and the manner of their defeat left a bitter taste in the mouth as they saw Jens Lehmann sent off in the first half before losing a one-goal lead late on.
After coming so close to winning the North Londoners' first European trophy under Wenger, Henry says the squad are determined to try and go one better in the coming campaign.
The Gunners triumphed away at Hamburg in their opening game, with Porto visiting Emirates Stadium on Tuesday, and their captain is desperate to win the one trophy missing in his collection in a year when Wenger celebrates a decade in charge of the London side.
"As a youngster I looked through big wide eyes and wanted things," said Henry in The Daily Star Sunday.
"I have achieved a lot, the Champions League is the last thing left.
"The desire here this season is amazing.
"We all want it very much, possibly even more now our manager is celebrating 10 years with the club.
"I would like the players to buy him something to celebrate 10 years.
"Maybe the Champions League and title will do?"
Wenger marks his decade in charge on Thursday, but the Frenchman's attention is firmly focused on Porto and their danger-man; former Tottenham striker Helder Postiga.
"We do fear him," said Wenger. "I rate him very highly.
"I was surprised he didn't make it at Spurs.
"He is a player we must overcome if we want to progress in a competition where I feel we are now one of the feared clubs."