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By ESPN Staff
Nov 2, 2006

Henry calls for fans to get behind the Gunners

Thierry Henry called for all Arsenal fans to put on a united front - and then provided them with an evening of frustration as the Gunners failed to convert countless glorious chances against CSKA Moscow in the Champions League.

Captain Henry had used the programme notes for last night's game to make his opinions to the Emirates Stadium clear following reports he was booed by Arsenal supporters, many of whom he saw walk out early during the 1-1 Premiership draw with Everton last Saturday - when the home side enjoyed 78% possession but took only a point.

'Given the opportunity, it is easy for people on the outside (of the club) to try and wedge a gap between us (the fans and the team),' Henry wrote. 'But we cannot let that happen. We have to stay together.'

And although Henry admitted he played badly in that game but insisted he was not jeered, he could not deny making his supporters gasp with disbelief last night after he and his team-mates repeated let their Russian opponents off the hook.

Arsenal recorded 24 shots but only seven were on target. And Henry, who was booked in only the second minute for a wild lunge on CSKA's Yuri Zhrirkov, was one of the prime culprits - failing to convert four golden opportunities.