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Thierry Henry in Arsenal injury scare ahead of Manchester United clash

Published 18/01/2012 | 10:28

Thierry Henry. Photo: Getty Images
Thierry Henry. Photo: Getty Images

THIERRY Henry could miss Arsenal's clash with Manchester United on Sunday after the Frenchman reportedly suffered a calf injury during training on Tuesday.

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Arsène Wenger, who had plans to start Henry against United, is currently awaiting the results of Henry's scan before deciding on his strike options against the current champions.

If Henry does recover in time, the clash will see the Frenchman and Paul Scholes go head-to-head.

After making his mark on a second debut for Arsenal, Henry was followed onto the goalscoring chart by Scholes, the second veteran to make a return to the Premier League, when the midfielder set United on their way to victory over Bolton.

Meanwhile Arsenal are in no rush to finalise a new contract for Andrei Arshavin, suggesting that his performances between now and the end of the season will determine his long-term future at the club.

Like Robin van Persie, Arshavin’s contract expires next year but it is understood that there have been no talks as yet between Arsenal and their record signing.

Wenger has stressed, however, that there is no prospect of Arshavin moving during this transfer window, particularly as he now has a big opportunity to impress in the absence of Gervinho.

“Arshavin’s been questioned many times but his attitude has always been spot on – he is very efficient,” said Wenger.

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