Soccer News NetBig Apple SoccerLA Soccer NewsChicagoland Soccer NewsDallas Soccer NewsPhilly Soccer NewsNew England Soccer NewsBig Apple Soccer HomeD.C. Soccer NewsSunshine Soccer News


December 30, 2011
Report: Rodgers says partner still has it

Luke Rodgers is confident that Thierry Henry will do well on his return to Arsenal.
Luke Rodgers is confident that Thierry Henry will do well on his return to Arsenal.
Linda Cuttone/Sports Vue Images
Striker Luke Rodgers, who partnered with Thierry Henry on the Red Bulls last season, thinks the former French international still has plenty of gas in his tank to do well with Arsenal.

Thierry is pretty much the same player he was at Arsenal, Rodgers was quoted by the Matt Law of the Express in England on Friday.

Its hard to say whether he has lost a yard of pace, but hes certainly still a lot quicker than me! Im convinced he will be a big plus point for Arsenal and that hes still more than capable of playing in the Premier League."

Henry led the Red Bulls with 14 goals in 26 games. Rodgers was next with nine goals.

Everyone at the Bulls respects Thierry as a man and as a player," Rodgers told the Express. "He is often the difference for us in games and still the one who pops up with that decisive goal or piece of skill.

He makes the game easier for me.

Hes not selfish at all; he passes when Im in a better position to score and he works for the team. You only have to watch him to see that he has still got it. And I know he loves Arsenal.

He talks about a game he has seen on television or the latest Arsenal news. He has kept in touch with a lot of the players and speaks to them. A few have been over to see us play, and Robin van Persie was here not so long ago.

Rodgers said that he if can go to Emirates Stadium before he has to report to the Red Bulls on Jan. 16, he will.

For the entire story in the Express, visit
Contact Us | Help | Advertising Information | Terms of Use |Privacy Policy | Site Map
Sports Vue Interactive
© 2017 Sports Vue Interactive, LLC All Rights Reserved