Real Madrid sporting director Benito Floro that Arsenal striker Thierry Henry is unlikely to join the club.

The Frenchman is yet to commit his future to Arsenal, and he has been linked with a move to Barcelona and Madrid.

Real tried to sign Henry earlier in his career, when he was at Juventus, and having tunred them down then, Floro cannot envisage that the player will be interested now.

”When Henry was 25 (he was in fact 21) he didn’t think a move to Real Madrid was the best option,” said Floro.

”If he didn’t have the will then, I don’t think he will have it now.”

Meanwhile, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger remains confident that Henry will be joining him at the club’s new ground next season.

“I cannot end the rumours. I’ve tried for a certain amount of time without success,” Wenger told France Football magazine.

“Do not forget Thierry is under contract until 2007. I think the next two seasons will be his best.

”I hope it will be Arsenal who will benefit from this. Maybe everybody does not have this hope. I have it.”

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