Arsenal legend Henry slams fans for Wenger abuse

Thierry Henry celebrates after scoring Arsenal's seventh goal of the match against Blackburn Rovers during the Barclays Premier League match at Emirates Stadium in this file photo. (GETTY)

Arsenal great Thierry Henry has criticised fans who verbally abused the club's manager Arsene Wenger in comments published by several British newspapers on Wednesday.

A small group of supporters were caught on camera barracking Wenger as he boarded a train following Arsenal's league defeat at Stoke City last month and Henry said the images had saddened him.

"I thought it was a joke," said the former France international, who won two Premier League titles and three FA Cups under Wenger during his time at Arsenal.

"You can be upset, I totally understand that. But when I saw what happened at Stoke I was like, 'That's totally unnecessary.'

"Fans do have a voice, I totally understand that, but what I saw after the Stoke City game was out of order.

"You can express that you are upset, but to do it in that way was a bit too much. But in the game at the moment, unfortunately that's the way it is."

Henry, Arsenal's record goal-scorer with 228 goals, has returned to work in Britain as a television pundit after announcing his retirement as a player in December.

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