Thierry Henry has admitted he will miss playing at Highbury after becoming the first Arsenal player to score 100 league goals at the soon-to-be-departed ground.
Arsenal move from Highbury to nearby Ashburton Grove next summer and there has been speculation that Henry will not be with the club when they begin life in the new stadium.
Gunners coach Arsene Wenger had described the famous old stadium in north London as Henry’s own “garden”, adding: “I hope (the new stadium) will still be his garden next season, just a bigger garden!”
Henry responded: “I would love to have a garden like this! It’s tremendous. Scoring 100 goals, you realise that I love to play here with great players in the past and now.
“Everyone loves to play here. You speak to opponents and they just love it. The fans love it, we love it. It’s not just me, everyone will miss the ground. It’s pretty special.
“There’s just something about Highbury that is difficult to describe. When you arrive, you hardly see the stadium and wonder where it is but then you see it between two blocks of flats, while the pitch is amazing.
“When you play at Anfield, you get the same feeling – there’s something happening there. Everyone who loves Arsenal will miss Highbury. It’s a shame that we have to move but there are more games to play here yet.”
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