Henry feels Van Persie loss can be overcome

Arsenal's Thierry HenryFormer Arsenal striker Thierry Henry has stated that the north London club will recover even if Robin van Persie leaves this summer.

The Netherlands international has confessed his will to leave the Emirates Stadium, and with an expiring contract the Gunners are considering selling their attacking maestro.

With Manchester United, City and Juventus circling, a departure for Van Persie has been touted, but Henry feels that Arsene Wenger’s men will be ok even if the PFA Player of the Year leaves.

“We hope he stays and that’s the way it is,” the Frenchman is quoted as saying in The Telegraph.

”I don’t know exactly what is happening but as an Arsenal fan I want him to stay. He is still an Arsenal player and the boss has to deal with it.

”I just want Arsenal to do well. Robin will do what he will do and we’ll see.

”When I left, everybody cried, but then the year after they went on a run of being eight points ahead. Everyone comes and goes,” he admitted.

Meanwhile Henry feels the return of injured Jack Wilshere will be a huge boost to the team.

“You want Jack Wilshere around. He reminds me of when I first arrived when the old guard was there.

”He’s an Arsenal fan in the first place and you need this type of player around in the dressing room.

”It’s not only that he’s an Arsenal fan, and not only an Englishman, but he’s a good player, it’s as simple as that.

”What a shame that he stopped a bit because he was on his way.

”I just wish him all the best that he can come back quick and wear the shirt he loves so much,” Henry concluded.

By Gareth McKnight