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

La Liga club admits fear to play during COVID-19 pandemic

first_img Read Also: Ronaldo enters 14-day quarantine after returning to Juventus It’s difficult to see how the league can force players to return to action if they’re not comfortable doing do, and it’s also hard to see at what point the players will consider the virus under control enough to warrant a return. This could drag on, and the mooted return dates in June look very hopeful. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Various protocols and safety measure are being developed and will be in place, but none can remove the essential point that 22 players will be in intense physical contact for 90 minutes. No matter how efficient or regular the testing, the risk of transmission is as high as it can get, and that what they mean by being unable to comply with the most basic recommendations of every expert – to keep one’s distance. Loading… Fans trapped in isolation are desperate to see their teams back in action, but players are less certain. The Eibar squad have today release a statement admitting their “fear” over playing games again in the middle of a pandemic. “We love football and nothing would give us more pleasure than being able to come back to it… [but] we are afraid to start an activity in which it’s not possible to complete even the first recommendations of every expert. It disturbs us that, to do what we like most, we risk infection our families and friends, as well as contributing to a new wave of the disease,” the statement as carried by Sport read. While they are the first to put their thoughts into words like this, and it’s a feeling that one sense is widespread among players. They’re aware of their privileges – as they mention several times here – but they also don’t see why they should be returning to action to take part in a patently infectious activity when the virus is still in full swing.center_img Football is desperately trying to figure out how to return to playing matches as soon as possible, and signs from across the continent show that bit by bit we’re coming closer to action. The Bundesliga intends to play games later this month if possible, and Spain’s La Liga intends to be close behind, with teams returning to training this week in preparation for matches in a month or so. Promoted Content7 Of The Best Top Models From IndiaMeghan And Harry’s Royal Baby: Everything You Need To KnowTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Care To Try A Glow-In-The-Dark Doughnut?8 Fascinating Facts About Coffee9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Themlast_img read more