By Arsenal correspondent Tony Hughes
Arsene Wenger has hit back at Thierry Henry by accusing him of joining the prawn sandwich brigade.
Club legend Henry, who works part time for the Arsenal academy while doing his coaching badges, claimed he has never known the fans so angry after Wednesday’s 2-1 Premier League to Swansea.
Sky Sports pundit Henry has his own executive box at Emirates Stadium and watches many of Arsenal’s home matches.
But Wenger responded sarcastically when asked about Henry’s comments, which could lead to an awkward conversation when the French pair next bump into one another at the club’s training headquarters.
“Thierry Henry has his opinions,” said Wenger at his media briefing on Friday. “He has not found the measurement of the fans’ angriness, of 60,000 people straight away because he sits in the best seats of the stadium.”
In other Arsenal news, Wenger also revealed that Petr Cech will be out for up to a month with a calf injury sustained against Swansea.
Laurent Koscielny will also miss the North London derby on Saturday, as deputy goalkeeper David Ospina prepares to play against Tottenham at White Hart Lane.
“[Cech will be out for] three to four weeks,” said Wenger. “It is a serious calf injury and he had a groin alert on the first goal and he could not kick the ball properly out because of his groin and maybe compensated a little too much and provoked another muscular injury.
“Cech is a loss but on the other hand if you look at the win rate of Opsina it is very good as well. I’m not worried at all on that front.
“Koscielny is out. He has a small injury but he is out tomorrow and Tuesday next week.”