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Last Updated: Saturday, 18 March 2006, 15:13 GMT
Henry plays down Barcelona talk
Arsenal striker Thierry Henry has been linked with Barcelona
The papers write what they want to write
Thierry Henry
Arsenal striker Thierry Henry has distanced himself from reports linking him with a move to Barcelona.

Henry, 28, is in talks with Arsenal over a new deal and said in the match programme on Saturday: "Nothing has changed in the past couple of weeks.

"If the papers want to speculate, they will speculate like they have done all season - but my position remains exactly the same."

Henry's current deal is due to expire in the summer of 2007.

And Henry added: "There have been some more stories about my future in the papers this week.

"The papers write what they want to write and I would just say this - there are no quotes from me in the story, no quotes from Barcelona, no quotes from anyone."

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger also played down the speculation suggesting the French striker would leave for Barca.

"I don't believe there is any truth in that because I cannot imagine that Thierry would do that," said Wenger on Friday.

"There is a game going on between the Spanish press and English press.

"The Spanish press brings something out that is not true and the English press answers that - and the same on the other side.

"I cannot stop any noises or transfer rumours. I tried for a while and I could not do it, so there are a few solutions."

Wenger confident Henry will stay
17 Mar 06 |  Arsenal


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