Thierry Henry issues apology

Arsenal striker Thierry Henry has apologised to the fan that he had an altercation with after the recent defeat to Swansea, stating that he just wants the supporters to get behind the team.

Arsene Wenger’s men were beaten 3-2 at The Liberty Stadium on Sunday, and after the game the French forward led The Gunners players in applauding the travelling supporters.

However, Henry confronted one specific follower who was deemed to be abusing the players; he now regrets the incident.

“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 I am aware that it could have been said in a calmer manner.

“We have had great moments at this club but we are all in this together. We need your support in the good times but more importantly the bad.

“Let’s get behind the team against Manchester United on Sunday and try to get three points to get the season back on track,” he concluded.

By Gareth McKnight