By Amir Mir
Thierry Henry has stated that he is “sad” that Tottenham will move out of White Hart Lane at the end of the season because that is where he won the Premier League title.
The former striker was part of the Arsenal team that went unbeaten during the 2003/04 season.
Arsene Wenger’s side, led by the powerhouse Patrick Vieira in midfield, clinched a point at the Lane which confirmed their championship status.
This Sunday will mark the final north London derby at Spurs’ old home as they move into new surroundings.
Speaking to Ledley King on a Sky Sports 1 programme (north London derby, boots are off), which aired on Wednesday evening, Henry delivers this brutal reminder to the former defender.
“I’m actually sad, I will be honest, I’m sad to see the Lane going,” Henry told Sky Sports. “You [talking to King] might as well not move, the [new] stadium is just there.
“I’m actually sad because I won the league there. It’s a great stadium for me.”
Former England international King started that match in 2004, which saw the Gunners record a 2-2 draw at the Lane.
During those times, Arsenal were the dominant team in London, winning Premier League titles and FA Cups under Wenger.
But now the power in north London is beginning to shift as Tottenham are on course to finishing above their neighbours for the first time in over 20 years.
At this moment in time, Mauricio Pochettino’s team have a 14 point lead over the Gunners, who currently sit outside of the Champions League places.
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