Former Arsenal star: 'Thierry Henry couldn't believe I left for Barcelona'

Former Arsenal star Giovanni van Bronckhorst Barcelona winning the 2006 Champions League
Barcelona winning the 2006 Champions League (Image credit: Getty Images)

Former Arsenal defender Giovanni van Bronckhorst has recalled how luck was on his side when it came to joining Barcelona in 2003. 

The left-back had spent two seasons at Arsenal, winning a Premier League title and FA Cup when his compatriot Frank Rijkaard handed him a ‘dream’ move to the Nou Camp, where he won two La Liga titles and a Champions League title. 

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Joe Mewis

For more than a decade Joe Mewis has worked in football journalism as a reporter and editor, with stints at Mirror Football and LeedsLive among others. He is the author of four football history books that include times on Leeds United and the England national team.

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