Expect Arsene Wenger to play his youngsters in the Carling Cup against Wigan, but his ‘young-guns’ still thumped Sheff Utd 6-0 in the last round.

Thierry Henry has dismissed reports linking him with a return to England and revealed that he wants to stay at Barcelona and win the league and cup double.

The French forward has been linked with a move to Chelsea and Manchester City in January, but he rubbished the stories and reiterated that he is very happy to stay at Camp Nou.

“I am very clear about this and I am happy here,” he told Catalan television’s Hora Q programme. “I do not see myself playing in England.

“I could maybe do some great things in England, but I have not won anything with Barca and I have to stay.

“It is not that I really want the Champions League, it is because I want to win the league and Copa del Rey.

“I am happy, yes. I have said so many times. I like the city, the food and the climate.

“When I put on the Barcelona shirt before going out on to the pitch it is an incredible moment. Last year it was not so incredible, but it was an honour to play.”

Henry then confirmed that when it comes to his preferred central role, he is happy to play second fiddle to Smauel Eto’o.

“I do not want it to sound like an excuse, but we have showed this season that if we play like a team then we can win trophies,” he continued. “Having the best players in the world does not guarantee you anything.

“We do have to recognise though, that we do have some of the best players in the world and the best striker in the world in Samuel.

“He is a much better central striker than me and we are fortunate that he stayed.

“It is normal that after what happened last year they were not happy. I was also angry with myself. The fans have to know that we do not go home feeling happy if we have not played well.

“Everyone knew that it was difficult to explain why we did not win anything with the squad that we had, but now we are playing as a team we can change that.”

Comparisons are still made between Henry’s form at Barcelona with the way he played at Arsenal, but the French striker stressed that he is now playing a different role.

“I do not want to enter into this debate again. At Arsenal that coach asked me to do different things,” he added. “I used to run in behind the defence and here they want me out wide,” he added.

“That is normal and I will do what they want me to in the team. I know that Sam is a stronger forward than me to play there.”

Expect Arsene Wenger to play his youngsters in the Carling Cup against Wigan, but his ‘young-guns’ still thumped Sheff Utd 6-0 in the last round.

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