THIERRY HENRY was aiming for a cheeky dig at Tottenham in preparation for their Europa Conference League clash – and Arsenal fans loved it.
Spurs drew 2-2 against French side Rennes to open their European campaign with a draw.
Ahead of the game, Arsenal legend Henry, providing experts for Amazon Prime, claimed not even to know who his former sworn enemies were.
A presenter, in French, said: “Second consecutive defeat for Stade Rennes.
“This is something they have to worry about, also on Thursday they will face Tottenham in the Europa League at Roahzon Parc.”
Henry then interrupted with, “Sorry, who? I don’t know them.”
The Gooners loved the jibe, but rival fans were quick to point out that Henry’s Arsenal wasn’t even in Europe this season.
One of them said: “A true Arsenal legend.”
Another said: “King Henry.
One of them commented: “The funniest thing I have heard this month.”
Another posted: “His beloved Arsenal don’t take part in any European competition, maybe he’s still upset about it.”
Henry may have had another laugh after Spurs failed to take three points in France with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s 76-minute equalizer saving his side from defeat
Manager Nuno Espirito Santo said: “It wasn’t perfect. I think we started very well in possession, finding good lines.
“We scored, then we lost control a bit. Rennes are a good team, they gave us problems.
“It is difficult to judge the whole game with all the circumstances that arose during the game.
“But I think we have finished well; we showed a lot of character and conviction to change the result after conceding.
“In the end I think we were in control. A tough team to play, a tough pitch to play, but the attitude was good.
“Lots of players out of position so it’s hard to analyze and be fair.”