Monday, February 6, 2012

Henry to keep firing on all cylinders for the Gunners?

Arsenal have revealed that they may try to extend Thierry Henry's loan spell at the club from MLS side the New York Red Bulls as they bid to keep their attacking ranks as strong as possible during a crucial stage of the EPL season. Whenever Henry plays for the Gunners, it seems, Arsenal are transformed into one of the better soccer betting tips so it makes sense for Arsenal to want to keep him.

Henry scored his second goal for the club in his second spell with the Gunners, and 228th for Arsenal since he first joined back in 1999, at the weekend to top a fine win for the London side over EPL strugglers Blackburn Rovers at the Emirates. With Robin van Persie grabbing a hat-trick in the same fixture, the side's reliance on their talisman, who has now scored 22 domestic goals in the English league, was once again highlighted by the eventual score line. 

Henry, although clearly not the player he was during his first spell at the club, undoubtedly takes the pressure off the Dutchman, who has had to cope with the likes of Marouane Chamakh and Andrey Arshavin proving themselves to be among the bluntest of attacking weapons in the league. With Arsenal now catching up on fourth placed Chelsea, who occupy the final Champions League qualification place at the moment, the need for an experienced head to stick around is clear. 

The Red Bulls haven't received any sort of formal extension request from the Gunners, but it would seem that a further two weeks in England wouldn't be out of the question for the 34-year-old, which would provide him with a Champions League fixture and a tough domestic clash against bitter rivals Spurs in which to add further gloss to the legend of Henry at Arsenal FC. With Henry it would be impossible to rule him out as a potential goal threat, particularly in an emotive game against Spurs, which would make him an attractive prospect to those looking to bet on soccer games.

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