Thierry Henry reveals what he said to Arsene Wenger during Cesc Fabregas’ first training session at Arsenal

first_imgThierry Henry reveals what he said to Arsene Wenger during Cesc Fabregas’ first training session at Arsenal Fabregas made is debut at the age of 16 (Picture: Getty)‘People like Patrick and Gilberto couldn’t get near you and that’s when we knew you could play with us straight away. Then you go and score in the Carling Cup and the rest is history. ‘Sometimes people do not mention it. People rightly talk about Kevin De Bruyne right now because the guy is unbelievable and David Silva unbelievable but for me you’re up there with those guys.‘The way you play I’ve always been attracted to players that were clever on the ball and you’re one of the most clever I’ve played with.’MORE: Chelsea star Marcos Alonso trolls Cesc Fabregas during Instagram live with Arsenal legend Thierry Henry Henry was sceptical about Fabregas’ chances (Picture: Getty)Speaking to Fabregas on Puma Football’s Instagram, Henry said: ‘I remember the first time you trained with us and I looked at you…I’m sorry I had a bad haircut but that haircut you had was pretty bad.‘I looked at you and in those days the shirts were too big for anyone but on you it was like you had a dress on it was so big.‘I looked at the boss and said: ‘Who the hell is this?!’ and he said ‘Oh it’s the kid he won the World Cup with the U17s’ and I went ‘Oh that’s him he finished best player or top scorer or whatever it was’.‘So I remember people were talking about you. I saw you coming and man…I saw you and then the team it was you against Patrick [Vieira] and Gilberto [Silva] and went ‘oh my gosh all the very best’ but then you started moving the ball around, playing one-twos. Advertisement Cesc Fabregas proved Thierry Henry wrong (Picture: Getty)Arsenal legend Thierry Henry admits he wrote off Cesc Fabregas during the Spaniard’s first training session at Arsenal.The Monaco ace signed for Arsenal from Barcelona as a 16-year-old but he was thrown into first-team training by Arsene Wenger, despite his frame and stature. Arsenal were at the height of their powers when Fabregas arrived, boasting the likes of Patrick Vieira, Gilberto Silva and Edu in midfield as the Gunners went unbeaten during the Spaniard’s first season at the club.Henry, of course, was the Gunners’ talisman and the Frenchman held his team-mates to the highest standards at training.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTFabregas was invited to the join the main group when he was just 16 and Henry has revealed that he questioned Wenger’s decision to sign the Spaniard during his first training session, before quickly releasing how good he could become. center_img Advertisement Comment Sean KearnsThursday 14 May 2020 7:13 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link177Shareslast_img read more

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Swiss pension fund seeks passive equities manager via IPE Quest

first_imgApplicants should state performance data net of fees to 30 April 2017.The deadline is 5 June.The IPE news team is unable to answer any further questions about IPE Quest or Innovation tender notices to protect the interests of clients conducting the search. To obtain information directly from IPE Quest, please contact Jayna Vishram on +44 (0) 20 3465 9330 or email [email protected] A Swiss pension fund is tendering a CHF150m (€137m) passive equities mandate using IPE Quest.According to search QN-2321, the mandate is for all/large cap equities in Switzerland.The benchmark should be the Swiss Performance Index and fully replicated.Interested parties should have a track record of at least three years and at least CHF100bn of assets under management, with CHF1bn in the mandate’s targeted asset class.last_img read more

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Germany send spy to Ghana ahead of 2014 World Cup

first_imgGermany have sent former national team goalkeeper Bodo Illgner to spy some of the key players in the Ghana Premier League, according to reports. The former Real Madrid safest pair of hands has been tasked to monitor players plying their trade in Ghana, especially the Local Black Stars players who are likely to make it to the final squad for the FIFA World Cup in Brazil next year.The 46-year-old will touch down in Ghana Tuesday and will base in Alisa hotel.With six months before the tournament in Brazil, the German national team has plunged into serious preparation to plot the defeat of Ghana at the World Cup for the second time.Ghana lost to Germany in the last World Cup courtesy of a Mesut Ozil strike.last_img

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