Robin Van Persie claims Henry Arsenal return is brave

Robin Van Persie will get his first chance to play alongside Thierry Henry at Swansea on Sunday, with the Dutchman having watched from the stands as the Frenchman scored the winning goal during Monday’s FA Cup clash against Leeds United.

Robin Van Persie claims Henry Arsenal return is brave

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January 13th, 2012

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The Arsenal captain is certain to lead the line at the Liberty Stadium with Henry likely to be on the bench, although there is a strong chance that Arsene Wenger will play the latter off the bench during the second half.

Van Persie is clearly delighted that Henry has returned to the club on loan and considers it a brave move on his colleague’s behalf.

“Some people might ask why he chose to come back, because he is already a legend here,” said Van Persie.

“For me, it tells you everything about him; Thierry is coming back because he loves the game.

“If you asked 10 legends, whether they would come back, I am not sure they would have been brave enough.”

Van Persie added: “Thierry knows things are at stake, he is remembered as a legend, but for him, it is simple – he loves the game and wants to be a part of the club he loves.

“I am sure he will get loads of games because I have seen him in training and I don’t want too put too much pressure on, but he is looking really good.”

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