Titi's out: Who'll get Henry's shirt?
The hero returns to Arsenal this Wednesday for an emotional Champions League quarter-final night at The Emirates as Barcelona arrive Ã¢ÂÂ complete with Thierry Henry.
It will be strange to see 'Titi' playing against the Gunners, but the home fans shouldn't be too angry: Arsene Wenger has repeatedly shown he knows when players are past their sell-by date and when to move them on.
In fairness to Henry, he's collected rather a lot of medals for someone who's past it: within the last 12 months he's collected the Champions League, La Liga, Copa Del Rey, Spanish Supercup, UEFA Supercup and FIFA Club World Cup Ã¢ÂÂ while his former employers have gone potless for four seasons.
And IÃ¢ÂÂm sure if you asked Arsenal fans now if theyÃ¢ÂÂd rather have Henry or Nicklas Bendtner, most would pick the Frenchman.
Anyway, weÃ¢ÂÂre running more than 70 different bets on tomorrowÃ¢ÂÂs game Ã¢ÂÂ but one that stands out is whoÃ¢ÂÂll get HenryÃ¢ÂÂs shirt at the end of the game. ItÃ¢ÂÂs the norm now for footballers to collect opponents' shirts for their mock museums in one of the many wings of their palatial homes.
Young Cesc Fabregas leads the way at 5/2 to nab the shirt of his armbanded predecessor. Another option might be HenryÃ¢ÂÂs fellow Invincible, Sol Campbell Ã¢ÂÂ providing heÃ¢ÂÂs still standing after 90 minutes trying to chase Messi & Co. Or maybe Mr Va Va Voom will do the honourable thing and just throw it in the crowd? Pays well at 18/1.
WhoÃ¢ÂÂll Get HenryÃ¢ÂÂs Shirt?
18/1 The Arsenal Crowd