Thierry Henry keeps expectations in check

Arsenal forward Thierry Henry has told the club’s fans not to expect heroics from him in every match, and stated that he will be happy if he can help the club succeed over the next two months.

The Gunners’ all-time top goalscorer came off the bench to score the winner against Leeds on Monday night in a dream return to the Emirates, and secure an FA Cup fourth round tie with Aston Villa.

However Henry has stated that he won’t be able to replicate the form that shot him to legendary status in his first stint in North London, and he is back to help Arsene Wenger.

“I know I scored, but that is not going to happen every time I play. I don’t know if my runs were intelligent or not but that’s the way I play,” the French forward told Arsenal Player.

“I am going to try to bring what I can. Maybe another time it won’t be enough, but I will always try my best.

“I love the club – I say it so many times. We are not going to redo the story – I just love the club and that’s how it is.

“If the boss needs me for 30 seconds, a minute, if he doesn’t need me, I am going to try to be around the guys and help in the dressing room.

“I always want more so I don’t know if it is going to be a goal, a pass or a tackle.

“I am here to be another player, to help the squad and that is it,” he finished.

Arsenal travel to the Liberty Stadium next to take on Swansea on Sunday.

By Gareth McKnight