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FORMER Sky Sports pundit Richard Keys has suggested a shock reason why Thierry Henry snubbed Arsene Wenger’s farewell.
Arsenal invited Henry, Patrick Vieira and all former players who have made 100-plus league appearances to Wenger’s final home game in charge.
It meant a host of legends were at the Emirates to pay tribute to a legend as Arsenal beat Burnley 5-0 – although Henry was nowhere to be seen.
Instead, the Frenchman was on Sky Sports working as a pundit for the Manchester City vs Huddersfield game, a decision which went down badly with Gunners fans.
Henry was linked with replacing Wenger as manager and Keys believes he has been snubbed for the job and that’s why he wasn’t at the match.
He tweeted: “I am staggered to see Thierry Henry in Manchester. After everything Wenger did for him – surely the right place to be today was the Emirates?
“Class Arsene. Class Arsenal – but what have you done? Be careful what you wish for…..
“The game that mattered was at Chelsea – and he should’ve been at Arsenal. No excuses. I’m guessing he’s got the hump because he didn’t get the job.”
Wenger addressed fans on the pitch after being given a rapturous reception and described the final home game of his 22-year tenure as a “very sad day”.
He said: “There are many highlights after 22 years. I think I played 840 Premier League games. Do you know how many sleepless nights that means?