Karbassiyoon on clattering the striker and how good the Frenchman really was.
Former Arsenal player and current scout Danny Karbassiyoon has revealed some interesting secrets about club legend Thierry Henry.
The American played with the striker fort two years between 2003 and 2005 and after a series of injuries ended his career prematurely, the 29-year-old now scouts for the Gunners.
Karbassiyoon has given some insight on what Henry was like as a person and a footballer.
“Thierry rarely ever tied his boots in training. I remember the first time I got to train with the first team and noticed it straight away. I was thinking perhaps he’d tie them after we did our warm-up run around the pitch, but no, he just kept them untied and still remained awesome,” the ex-forward said in a reddit AMA session.
“In training one day we were playing a small sided game to goals – not sure if it was 7 v 7 or something like that – and I was on the opposite team of Bobby P [Robert Pires] and Thierry.
“The two combined like none other that day, and in one instance, Thierry came running at me full speed with the ball and I kind of just stopped dropping off and tackled him.
“It was a bit awkward – that is, Thierry wasn’t expecting me to stop and essentially ran over me and we both fell over. I got his right knee straight to my quad, which gave me the biggest charlie horse ever. And I mean ever.
“My leg was screaming, but then I realized what I’d done.
“Thierry was laying next to me and got up slowly and I heard Pat Rice screaming at me from one side of the pitch – if voices could kill, I’d be dead. Thierry actually picked me up and said well done.
“In hindsight, after crunching Thierry, I’m not sure why I wasn’t kicked out of the Club!”
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