Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed that Thierry Henry is stalling on a new contract and feared that the striker could walk out on the Gunners.
"We are ready right now to negotiate a new long-term contract with Thierry - but I have the impression he is not," Wenger told the News of the World.
The 28-year-old striker's current Gunners contract ends in summer 2007.
"Thierry is my priority. He is the new captain and he's the one who must lead this club into the new stadium," Wenger said.
The France international needs two goals to break Ian Wright's all-time Arsenal scoring record of 185 goals.
"I cannot imagine Thierry not being part of the project but at the moment we have to wait," Wenger added.