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Arsenal Can't Reach Utd Heights

It was heartbreak for the Gunners last night, as they still cannot match the big boys of the Premiership and claim the Champions League.

They lost to Barcelona in Paris 2-1, and now seem to be struggling to keep hold of their club skipper Thierry Henry.

Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has accused Henry of keeping the club 'dangling on a string' as he ponders whether to stay or go.

The France striker is again tipped to be signing for new European champions Barcelona, but would Chelsea or United be in the hunt if he DID leave the Gunners?

Wright told LBC News 1152AM: 'You know the new stadium that they're building down there is going to be great and I can see how the Arsenal board must be feeling, especially having somebody like Thierry Henry literally dangling you on a string.

'To bring world-class players to the club now you need people like Thierry to attract them there. Now if he's not going to be there, then why would people want to come?'




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1959 Stuttgart Real Madrid 2-0 Stade Reims
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1957 Madrid Real Madrid 2-0 Fiorentina
1956 Paris Real Madrid 4-3 Stade Reims




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Writer: Cantona Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday May 18 2006

Time: 1:24PM

Your Comments

Er! You were the big boys! The present and future are BLUE
merlin
all down to money im affriad if u didnt have it u wouldnt be where u are now. liverpool and man u will be up for it next season.
green giant 12
Arsenal will not win the prem next season i hope you lot do.
Englands no1
i hope liverpool can clinch the title
green giant 12
The big boys, eh? We'll see what happens when Arsenal start competing on a level financial playing field, won't we.
Wyn Mills
arsenal arent as high standard as united. liverpool r only gd wiv stevie.g, wivout him they wil be in ruins. but the MIGHTY chelsea wil outshine united any day. just rememba lampard and terry, mind you tho u av ronaldo!
Leeds.til.i.die
The Scum are a one man team and we all know who that is ? Take him out and they are nothing
ihatescum
 

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