Arsenal skipper Henry: Cole should not have joined Chelsea

Henry said: “I agree with Patrick – we were all surprised and upset to see Ashley leave.

“However, Gael Clichy has been superb and we have to move on.

“As for the reception, I am not naive enough to know that he won’t get a bit of stick but we can’t forget what a great job he did for us over the years.

“But I do like Ashley – he is a great guy.”