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First reported by Spanish Radio that reported beckhams move to Real Madrid and Rauls move, then a reputable paper, and now Sky Sports News says its official

four year deal

16 million pounds

i would go into more detail but i have to leave to go football now!

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Eto'o is going the other way then. He loves Wenger.

edit: BBC are now reporting the story.

I would imagine Barca would want a Eto'o and Henry partnership...

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I would imagine Barca would want a Eto'o and Henry partnership...

I'm not so sure. Everyone knows of the rift between Eto'o, Ronaldinho and Rijkaard. I just think it would naive to picture Eto'o in a Barca shirt next season, especially with all the transfer buzz surrounding him.

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I'm not so sure. Everyone knows of the rift between Eto'o, Ronaldinho and Rijkaard. I just think it would naive to picture Eto'o in a Barca shirt next season, especially with all the transfer buzz surrounding him.

Yeah but how much would Eto'o go for tho?...we are talking probably 20m at least...at least Walcott will get played next season more...

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This is a very, very sad day for the Premiership and Arsenal. Thierry Henry is one of the best strikers to have played in the Premiership, if not the best. He will be great for Barca though.

Liverpool should have offered 17 million ;)

Eto'o is going the other way then. He loves Wenger.

Then why not negotiate both transfers at the same time?

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Well Henry is a lame Duck now, we paid ?10,000,000 for him so we have made ?6,000,000 in profits.

If he wishes to go, then he should go.

Arsenal is a club as you all know and no-one is bigger than the club.

GoodBye Thierry thanks for the memories, but....... we have moved on.

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he will be soon... put fabergas on there :p and yeah martyn, liverpool should have offered 17, but gillette has to spend his money on the canadiens first ;)

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Liverpool should have offered 17 million ;)

Don't want/need him. Besides, we've got to use that money for another Torres bid. :x

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Arsenal have confirmed they have reached an agreement with Barcelona for the transfer of striker Thierry Henry.

The deal, thought to be worth about ?16m to the Gunners, is subject to the Frenchman, 29, passing a medical, which is set to take place on Monday.

Henry had already announced he intended to end his eight-year stay at Arsenal to sign a four-year deal with Barca.

"I still must pass a medical on Monday but yes, I have chosen Barcelona," he told French sports daily L'Equipe.

Earlier, Barcelona revealed that they were close to bringing Henry to the Nou Camp, with vice-president Ferran Soriano telling Spanish sports newspaper Marca that talks were at an "advanced" stage.

Soriano added it was "the wish of all parties" for an agreement to be reached for the transfer of Henry.

He also insisted that Barcelona waited for the green light from Arsenal before making a move for the France international, who is the club's all-time record goalscorer.

"We don't want to point a gun at anybody," said Soriano. "We have good relationships with the European clubs."

Henry, who only agreed a lucrative new deal with Arsenal 12 months ago, also confirmed his exit in The Sun newspaper.

In an open letter, he blamed the shock departure of Gunners vice-chairman David Dein and continuing doubts over the future of manager Arsene Wenger as the main reasons for his decision to leave.

"Arsene has been part of my life for as long as I can remember," he wrote.

"Unfortunately and understandably, he has said that at this moment he will not commit to the club past the expiration of his current deal, which finishes at the end of the coming season.

"I respect his decision and his honesty but I will be 31 at the end of next season and I cannot take the chance to be there without Arsene Wenger and David Dein.

"This is solely my decision, no-one has forced me to do anything and I will represent myself in this transaction. I feel it is something I just had to do."

Henry, who has also been linked with European champions AC Milan, has also revealed why he decided to move to the Nou Camp ahead of other possible destinations.

"Barcelona are a wonderful club steeped in tradition and play beautiful football. I'm sure I will be very happy there," he continued.

"But I will miss the Arsenal fans dearly, they have supported me through thick and thin.

"They will always be in my heart, as will all the fans who make the game here so special. I will always have a special bond with Arsenal Football Club."

Henry began his career as a winger with Monaco in 1994 - under the supervision of current Arsenal boss Wenger.

He was in France's 1998 World Cup-winning squad and went on to join Juventus the following season.

But his time in Turin was a largely unsuccessful one and the player was soon heading to north London, with Wenger keen to get the best out of the prodigious talent.

The France international has since blossomed into one of the greatest talents in world football.

He helped Arsenal to two league titles and three FA Cups and led the Gunners to the finals of the 2000 Uefa Cup and 2006 Champions League.

In February 2006, he became the first Arsenal player to score over 200 goals for the club, with a strike against Birmingham, and has bagged a club record 226 goals in 364 appearances for the Gunners.

His consistency in front of goal ensured he finished as the Premier League's top scorer on four occasions.

He has won the Professional Footballers' Association player of the year title on two occasions and the football writers' player of the year three times. He has also twice finished runner-up in the Fifa world player of the year.

Don't want/need him. Besides, we've got to use that money for another Torres bid.:xx

We don't need someone like Thierry Henry:laugh::? I think everyone needs a bit of Thierry!

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Henry...we needed you now that Arsenal was indeed a contender for Champions but now... :( So much commitment and now this? I don't understand.

I wish him the best though :)

Arsenal's objective I think is obvious right now: David Tr?z?guet. A center 9 striker who is the only one who honestly in my opinion can fill Henry's boots.

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Henry...we needed you now that Arsenal was indeed a contender for Champions but now... :( So much commitment and now this? I don't understand.

I wish him the best though :)

Arsenal's objective I think is obvious right now: David Tr?z?guet. A center 9 striker who is the only one who honestly in my opinion can fill Henry's boots.

Tr?z?guet!? Are you serio:blink:ink:

I wouldn't be surprised if Arsenal lodged a bid for Bent. He and Henry are very much alike.

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Best striker on FM!

I wondered when you would reply to it :D

Yeah I mean I was hearing a fan last night on the radio who said he should come back from Spain and be given a chance...he was top goal scorer or something at the U17 Championships a few seasons back...

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We don't need someone like Thierry Henry :laugh:? I think everyone needs a bit of Thierry!

In my opinion, LFC needs someone younger(and less injury prone) up top. Besides, the price for selling him elsewhere in England would have been triple :p

E'to, Henry, Messi, Ronaldinho, Deco... what a front line.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Deco on the market?

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