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UPDATED: 10:15, September 24, 2005
Wenger worried about Henry's future with Arsenal
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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger claimed on Friday that he is not sure if Thierry Henry will stay at Arsenal next season due to new Fifa rule changes regarding player contracts.

"I can't say Henry will be at Arsenal next season," said the Arsenal boss. "Under the new Fifa rules, a player can move without permission of any club.

"But I must say we're still in September. Our desire and motivation to keep Thierry is one hundred percent strong."

Under the new FIFA rules the 28-year-old Henry who has two years left to run on his current contract, could theoretically pay off his final year's salary to move next summer.

Wenger has given Henry, who has been repeatedly linked with a move to Barcelona, a deadline of the end of the year to sort out his future.

Wenger added: "How many times have Barcelona won the European Cup? Once. Moving there doesn't give you any guarantees at all. They're a massive club but have won it just once.

"We want Thierry to be here and are very ambitious. We want to win the European Cup like Barcelona and Juventus want it. The only thing I can say is that I have always shown faith in Thierry.

"We have not spoken or opened any negotiations because we respect the fact that he has other worries due to injury, but we are confident we will get to an agreement with him."

Source: Xinhua


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