Arsene Wenger reveals how Thierry Henry reacted to Monaco sack

first_imgHenry only won five matches and failed to get Monaco out of the relegation zone (Getty)‘I called Thierry when it was bad, I encouraged him not to let go,’ Wenger revealed at a night in his honour at the Olympia Hall in Paris on Monday night, according to L’Equipe.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘When he was removed from his duties I tried to call but, hey… he experienced a form of mourning. I suggested to his agent to organise a meal with him.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘For now he is still in a painful period, but he promised me that, when he is ready, we would do it.’Wenger spent 22 years in charge of Arsenal and has yet to find a new challenge since leaving the Emirates, though he says he is still considering a return to management. Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 2 Apr 2019 9:26 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link463Shares Advertisement Wenger was a special guest at the Coupe de la Ligue final over the weekend (Getty)He continued: ‘I have a form of sadness. I miss the competition because I have only done that in my life. I enjoy having free time – walking around Paris, going to Corsica, taking time for myself – but I miss the adrenaline.’Wenger also distanced himself from a role at PSG and hinted at taking charge of a national team: ‘Maybe, but if it is to happen, it will have to be before the World Cup.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal The former Arsenal striker did not take his dismissal well (Picture: Getty)Arsene Wenger has revealed that Thierry Henry was in a ‘form of mourning’ after getting sacked by Monaco and declined an invitation to have dinner with his old Arsenal manager.Henry was dismissed after just 20 games in charge of the Ligue 1 side, with predecessor Leonardo Jardim returning to the club in January and quickly guiding them out of the relegation zone.Wenger had offered support to Henry during his brief reign in charge and reached out to him when he was sacked, though the former striker was not ready to see his old boss.center_img Arsene Wenger reveals how Thierry Henry reacted to Monaco sack Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

Syracuse football recruiting: 3-star quarterback Rex Culpepper chooses Syracuse over national powerhouses

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Three-star Class of 2016 quarterback Rex Culpepper out of Plant (Florida) High School has committed to Syracuse over the likes of Ohio State, Florida and Clemson, among others. The news was first reported Tuesday afternoon by Stephen Bailey of The Post-Standard and was later tweeted by his mother, Monica. Exciting day in the Culpepper house! Rex committed to #Syracuse and Judge received an offer #greattimestocome pic.twitter.com/iBDj2DfztF— MONICA CULPEPPER (@monicaculpepper) June 9, 2015Culpepper stands at 6-foot-3 and 225 pounds, per Scout.com, and is rated as the 74th-best quarterback in the class. Per 247 Sports, he threw for 2,016 yards and 20 touchdowns during his junior season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHe is Syracuse’s first verbal commit since Robert Washington pledged to the Orange all the way back on April 25. That brings SU’s total in the current recruiting crop to four, with each being an offensive player.The Orange is expected to have six quarterbacks on the roster in 2015 – senior Terrel Hunt, sophomore Austin Wilson, sophomore AJ Long, walk-on sophomore Zack Mahoney and freshmen Eric Dungey and Kenterius Womack. Comments Published on June 9, 2015 at 5:53 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidmanlast_img read more