Henry: Arsenal still have a bright future

Henry told Arsenal’s website: “I don’t believe what everybody is saying about the club collapsing, having a lack of players and everyone leaving.

“The team here is growing and there is some amazing talent.”

Henry added: “I do think this is the right time for Robin van Persie, Emmanuel Adebayor and Nicklas Bendtner, who is coming back from Birmingham, to shine.

“Hopefully they will do it. As soon as you know they can do it, they will forget about me, that’s the way it is.

“When Patrick left everyone was devastated, including me and then after that a little guy came around called Cesc Fabregas and, although I didn’t agree with it, everyone started saying ‘who needs Patrick Vieira’?

“Cesc is a world-class player, Robin van Persie is a world-class player, hopefully Adebayor will become a world-class player, Tomas Rosicky is a world-class player, Jens Lehmann is a world-class player, Kolo Toure and William Gallas are world-class players. You can go through the whole squad like that.

“I will now become an Arsenal fan and will be looking at every result. I am sure the team will be successful.”