Henry apologises to fan

Image: Thierry Henry: Admits using inappropriate language towards a fan following the loss to Swansea

Striker Thierry Henry has apologised for using 'inappropriate language' towards a fan abusing Arsenal after Sunday's loss to Swansea.

Gunners veteran accepts using inappropriate language

Striker Thierry Henry has apologised for using 'inappropriate language' towards a fan abusing Arsenal after Sunday's loss to Swansea. The Frenchman, who is back with the Gunners having sealed a loan move from New York Red Bulls, reacted while acknowledging the fans at the full-time whistle. Danny Graham's strike sealed a 3-2 win for Brendan Rodgers' side at the Liberty Stadium and Henry was left bewildered at the negativity from the travelling fans. The 34-year-old was trying to urge the fan to get behind the team and knows he should have handled things differently, although he denies being malicious.

Shock

"I was really shocked and disappointed on Sunday, and not just at the result," Henry told The Sun. "After the final whistle of a very tricky game, I insisted the whole team go and applaud the Arsenal supporters. "When I arrived in front of our own fans, I couldn't understand the abuse the team were getting from one of them. "I wanted to tell the fan in question that we need their support not abuse. The sentiment was right but in hindsight could have been better expressed. "So I would like to first and foremost apologise for using inappropriate language to that particular 'supporter'. "I didn't intend to be malicious or threatening and am aware that it could have been said in a calmer manner."

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