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Henry blasts Arsenal on Sky punditry debut


LONDON, January 19 – Thierry Henry made an explosive start to life on Sky Sports by admitting Arsenal have ‘gone backwards’ over the last few years before his former side’s 2-0 win against Manchester City.

Henry, sitting alongside Graeme Souness and presenter Ed Chamberlin on Super Sunday, believes Arsenal are missing a world class holding midfielder to protect the likes of Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny.

The 37-year-old stressed the importance of former team-mates Patrick Vieira and Gilberto Silva during Arsenal’s unbeaten Premier League campaign in the 2003-04 season.

Henry said of Arsenal’s current side: “Yes, they have gone backwards, it looks like they are a team who looks to finish fourth.

“When you look at Arsenal they should be trying to win the title. I’m sure Arsene, the fans and the board want more. You can be upset at Arsenal losing to Stoke City but it is the way they went after Arsene and the words they used.”

“They are not far but they are missing a big piece. They are missing a (Patrick) Vieira and a Gilberto Silva.Those guys would have done anything to allow us to perform well. They protected the back four. Do Arsenal have that now, I don’t think so.” the Legendary Henry added.

Henry went on to lavish praise on former Arsenal midfielder Song by claiming the West Ham loanee would improve Wenger’s side.

“Song would improve Arsenal.That is the type of player you want in front of your back four.

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“Song is the captain of the boat. He protects the back four. You need someone to dictate, put players into position, make little fouls by kicking someone – like Claude Makelele used to do,”said Henry.

Arsenal have claimed just one point out of a possible 21 during their last seven visits to Manchester, something Henry urged his former side to address before their trip to the Etihad Stadium.

He said: “Today has to be the day. I was playing before and Graeme too.Your pride has to kick in. Forget even about the Premier League.

“If I was at home and I was playing against my brother – one day, you have to go out there and prove you are a good team against a good team. That’s not an easy task and hopefully they are going to do it today.”

Souness, meanwhile, believes Arsenal are too nice to compete for the Premier League title and Henry did not disagree with his new colleague.

“Arsenal historically are too easy to play against, ‘I am a fan of Arsenal but they frustrate the life out of me. Would you like your daughter to date any of the Arsenal players? They are a team of son-in-laws,”stated Souness.

“They are all nice guys. You need some rascals.”

Henry may just be Arsenal’s lucky charm as his former side delivered an impressive performance to claim a 2-0 win at the home of the champions.

The Frenchman said their performance was ‘amazing’ despite only having 32 per cent possession.

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Henry said after the match: “Arsenal usually play with the ball but they were brilliant. They didn’t have the ball for most of the game but the 32 per cent possession was enough to win the game.

“What a game Cazorla had today. People mention Alexis Sanchez but don’t forget Santi Cazorla. He controlled the midfield. He is the man who makes the team tick. The only thing he didn’t do well was the dance.”

Souness added: “The word that jumps out is disciplined. They denied space all over the pitch in a very un-Arsenal way.

“They were clinical. They defended brilliantly and never allowed any space. If they could just bottle it, then they would be a major threat.”


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  1. Enos Omondi

    January 24, 2012 at 8:17 am

    ithu has just started to do what he was hired to do! Very shocking

    • Mtetezi

      January 24, 2012 at 10:49 am

      LET THEM GIVE RUTO AND KOSGEI THEIR JOBS BACK THEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!????????? THEY CAN ALWAYS APPEAL……………………………………………………………………

      • Kalembe

        January 25, 2012 at 9:01 am

        Nyinyi wacheni siasa, this is law and most of you are not.why don’t you wait to hear from the exparts of law. Muigai is not acting to please anyone but rather following legal fraternity for a legal conclusion. Even DCJ is following a process if you may. The outcome will determine their fate. So Kenyans be patient but am also concerned that most of the negative comments have originated from certain class……

  2. Anonymous

    January 24, 2012 at 8:20 am

    Crap !

  3. Leo

    January 24, 2012 at 8:21 am

    the courts will decide

  4. Aptbks

    January 24, 2012 at 8:24 am

    Did anyone expect any better. Impunity has hired a professor to perpetuate it, except, the wheels of justice continues to grind. Let them enjoy contempt while it last. gd luck lords of impunity.

  5. Kiberenge

    January 24, 2012 at 8:24 am

    Yes, wabakie ofisini! Those shouting loudest that they must quit are the ones who participated in PEV and want one of them to have it easy to ascend to the presidency. We must encourage tough competition for Kenya CEO and not wengine kupitia katikati yao!

    • Mandanny

      January 24, 2012 at 8:28 am

      How stupid can you be? You must be so brainwashed by your tribesmen.

    • Gilbkipchu

      January 24, 2012 at 8:36 am

      ?????..seriously u need to listen to urself..

    • Korir Felix Marindany

      January 24, 2012 at 8:44 am

      Kiberenge, you mean those who swore in Kibaki even after Agwambo had thoroughly beaten him in the election? Wakati huu, nowhere to hide. No way to steal elections, b’ana! And, this Hague thing seems to be circling around some obvious target.
      After the general elections this year, it may become clearer who their real target is. But now we know: you get defeated in an open poll, concede and go home to your ranch. It appears those who stole the elections must pay.
      And, how about ruling ukijua the whole world knows you LOST the poll?

  6. Mugaes

    January 24, 2012 at 8:30 am

    Did anyone honestly expect anything beyond this from Githu? BIG JOKE.

  7. Paul

    January 24, 2012 at 8:33 am


  8. GIll

    January 24, 2012 at 8:34 am

    Sheer lunacy and double standards clearly in play here..reinstate the likes of Kiplagat TJRC Chair and the rest as well coz i believe he’s not been found guilty of any offence i believe he ‘s just as suspect as are Muthaura and Uhuru….y r u taking us for idiots..?..

  9. Alilol

    January 24, 2012 at 8:36 am

    Even if they were convicted they will still be told to remain in their offices.
    Wake up kenyans this is Kibaki style of leadership.
    The worst regime in Kenyan’s history.
    In other countires, people would have demonstrated and even revolt because its a clear message from Kibaki
    that he is indeed one of the lords of impunity in Africa.
    May God save us!!

  10. Prophetmulega

    January 24, 2012 at 8:42 am

    This z nt shocking coz 4 us kenyans thts wat we expected. RAO cleaned himself long ago.

  11. RAO

    January 24, 2012 at 8:42 am

    Oh poor Githu.. You have just failed your first test… but passed highly depending on how you hold the barometer!!!  Wish you luck as you begin following in the steps of the Great Amos Wako.  Just learn to add a smile.  You will just succeed…

  12. Zermut1

    January 24, 2012 at 8:52 am

    nonsense! same old things!!we are never going anywhere with that prof on that seat. 

  13. Vickacky

    January 24, 2012 at 9:00 am

    nowander kibaki pushed this guy down to our throat.even though am not a supporter of RAO but sometimes this guy means good to the people of kenya. When he protested about this guy people like Uhuru were almost shading tears and banging the table. ask your self why? because they knew this guy would be on their side when it comes to the worst. he is already showing it.i still have undecided vote. but this time i will vote with sober mind without putting any tribal in it.but now i wonder… mutula kilonzo is working for you mr. kibaki. he is the minister for justice and constitution. he already told us that they ought to resign. two people in the government singing different songs.

    • Charlie

      January 24, 2012 at 9:13 am

      he advises the govt not you,

  14. Emmanuel Dennis

    January 24, 2012 at 9:01 am

    The System made sure we get an Independent Judiciary but Cripple it by making sure those charged with investigations and prosecution led by Githu do not bring forth sufficiency. Githu is part of the system. He is the Perpetrator of Impunity. Old Wine in New Wine Skin.

  15. kirui

    January 24, 2012 at 9:02 am

    Have  now  realise   this  guy  called  Githu   can  not  lead  us  to  any   justice.How   can   you  tell   person   who  has  been  interdicted   to  continue   holding  the  office,  SINCERELY   SPEAKING.This  is  why  you  normally  differ   Nyachae   because  you  dont   know   any   LAW.

  16. DGM

    January 24, 2012 at 9:04 am

    Kudos Githu. You have spoken right. We must all respect the rule of law and uphold the values of our nation.  Uhuru, Ruto and co are still innocent until proven guilty or otherwise. They should stay in office. Anyone with evidence of their guilt should present it to ICC.

  17. geofry

    January 24, 2012 at 9:05 am

    Honourable Minister Mutula Kilonzo can now resign to protest this goverment position. He cannot continue serving an administration that doesn’t listen to his wise counsel. I bet the next breaking news is on Mutula’s resignation. Or you have eaten the humble pie?

  18. Joe

    January 24, 2012 at 9:06 am

    This is just weird of Githu, a whole respectable Prof. Then Nancy Baraza’s case should be trown away too.

  19. Rao

    January 24, 2012 at 9:11 am

    Simplicity wins them all.. get this from Giithu, “The AG reasoned that the two suspects, accused of perpetrating crimes
    against humanity, are charged in their “individual capacity”. So if one is accused of theft, domestic violence and outside one’s official duty – Kenyan law will not ask you to resign…even if you are in Government employ, until you are convicted of the crime. And was not Muthaura a Government employee? So how come he is now on his own and why should Government appeal his case? Sorry to all 4 (some were not Government employees).  I am confused. 
    Another one from Githu “The panel is composed of Jeffrey Nice, Rodgers Dixon, Godfrey
    Musila, Fred Ojiambo, Joe Olwach, Waweru Gatonye, Betty Murungi, Lucy
    Gambuni, Grace Wakil and Henry Mutahi. The panel will also revive the Government’s
    initially unsuccessful efforts to question the jurisdiction of the ICC
    on the Kenyan cases.

    So they want to revive efforts to question ICC jurisdiction and I would wonder if some of these panelists will accept their new jobs.  Who is picking up the tab, for these people who are now orphaned yet not quite orphaned by Government by paying these panelists for the next how many months??  Oh Kenya….

    • Jose

      January 24, 2012 at 10:07 am

      With due respect,these were the plans of our president,to put someone in place who will shield evil and just. On a very light note….whoever doesnt know that Githu Muigai and Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta are cousins,then let it run through you blood.What do you expect him to do for a cousin? He was put there with reasons and thats what we dont want.For Githu,this is not the old Kenya.We are under a new constitutional dispensation and we are watching VERY keenly!!     Jose.

  20. Smartguy

    January 24, 2012 at 9:11 am

    This guys must go now, Mr. Githu, you have failed us. Ati you are constituting a multi agency to re start investigations, what a joke, Uhuru and Muthauru are the ones perpetuating impunity if they have any decency they should do the honorable thing and step aside. by the way they are going even if they are found guilty they will neva leaave their post, as fi tehy are the only ones who can to that job, Useless Kabisa

    • Charlie

      January 24, 2012 at 9:14 am

      take rat rat!

    • Anonymous

      January 25, 2012 at 7:46 am

      where should he go????

  21. tame

    January 24, 2012 at 9:17 am

    stop the lynch Mentality ! this is let everyone commenting be fair they are not guilty period we cant all be shouting they are charged and have a Chance to appeal and they will! By the way

  22. Eli685

    January 24, 2012 at 9:19 am

    so why did Ministers Wetangula and Kosgey resign after they had merely been accused of impropriety?  Is Githu Muigai a clone of Amos Wako?

  23. Mbooni

    January 24, 2012 at 9:24 am

    What am i hearing? The lords of impunity are out to kill and eat Kenya. A whole prof. cannot interprete the law correctly but to suit and please his masters. Can Uhuru and Muthaura be guided by their principals and admit that they cannot discharge their duties dutifully with dedication because of the Trials. Who cursed Kenya. I will never resign, i will not resign blah blah

  24. Baleshe

    January 24, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Whatever Kibaki & co do, it appears his legacy would be the most tainted in the history of Kenya. Wherever he shall be after the poll, the post-poll violence of 2007/008 will haunt him badly.
    Ati infrastructure as a legacy? The roads were built using taxpayers’ money, so really no legacy at all.
    During retirement, prezzo will always have to contend with the Hague cases, which i suspect will go on for a very long time.
    The Ekaterina Four will never know any peace from now on.

  25. nyongs

    January 24, 2012 at 9:35 am

    Nancy Baraza, the DCJ should also not be asked to resign or be suspended for no court has found her guilty! The law of the land must apply equally to all citizens regardless of tribe or family pedigree.

    • geofry

      January 24, 2012 at 10:57 am

      Kerubo is dealing with that!

  26. Jj

    January 24, 2012 at 9:37 am

    this credential prof. my foot!!!!!, i go wit mr.!!!enough said

  27. Terryjohntw

    January 24, 2012 at 9:39 am

    isn’t ridiculous that no one seems to mention or bother with those who occupied and still are occupying other peoples houses without even paying Rent. OOh yes this are the SACRED COWS-they never commited any evil.Its sad that the pple who’ve been subject to election violence & displacement since the 1990s are the ones paying the price.Everything Happens 4 a reason and im sure its a good lesson many have learnt.ITS ALL POLITICAL. BUT remember GOD IS ALWAYS FAITHFUL.

  28. Democrasia

    January 24, 2012 at 9:49 am

    Ooops! Prof.  I thot Professors could do better…why throw away all ua hard fought intelligence to inherent ingrates.What became of your independence of thought that u hoodwinked all of us to believe that you had? Once the Politicians have used you as the punch bag, they will drop you with egg all over your face. Once you become one of us, again, we the commoners will be very weary of you, next time you raise your head that we entrust you with power…

  29. Ebenyo

    January 24, 2012 at 9:52 am

    Yes, Nancy Baraza was at Village Market as a private citizen, not DCJ! Dont touch her, unless there are two classes of citizens in Kenya — or superior tribes.

    • geofry

      January 24, 2012 at 11:00 am

      Kerubo is handling this competently. She doesn’t want any support from anybody, I guess so.

      • TheArchitect

        January 25, 2012 at 3:12 pm

        Kerubo here means anti reformists like you and the lords of impunity. Baraza is a Kenyan and the law should apply equally.

  30. Nyakenda

    January 24, 2012 at 10:09 am

    The new AG is an embarrassment to the reform that is ongoing in Kenya, l now totally agree with CIC that the AG is serving the executive and not Kenyans.

  31. Samuel

    January 24, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Why can’t this very learned AG follow the advice of Mutula Kilonzo. The new Constitution is very clear and there is no two way about it. Ocampo had complained about the two holding offices before and Kenyans with lighter charges have been forced to resign before to allow for thorough investigations to clear them. Please! Please HK and Balozi step a side for your own good, keep ur cool, lie low like an envelope and get a lawyer like Mutula Kilonzo or Kosgey’s lawher to represent you during confirmation and you will win, believe me. You are our brothers and we love you guys so much. Otherwise with advice of an AG like Githu, the suspects will soon find themselves joining Taylor and rotting at the Hague. Watch this space.

  32. Monniqqe

    January 24, 2012 at 10:17 am

    What did you expect Kibaki to do? those were his foot soldiers…his term is over and you have been seeing the rate at which ex-presidents have been going to the hague…some in life support machines….Kibaki doesnt want his name dragged into the ICC he will be a civilian in less than 12 months….

  33. Nyakenda

    January 24, 2012 at 10:18 am

    the good thing is at the most this government including Githu himself must leave office by May next year and then we will see these sacred state officers serving the government….hhhrrrrrrrhgggggg


    January 24, 2012 at 10:19 am


  35. cj

    January 24, 2012 at 10:21 am

    jeez!did we just make a mistake in hiring ths guy?


    January 24, 2012 at 10:22 am


    • geofry

      January 24, 2012 at 11:02 am

      We shall see how far she goes with your advice.

  37. Justevansi

    January 24, 2012 at 10:23 am

    Individual capacity: why pay for their legal fees? We demand that any legal advice borne by Kenyan taxpayers must cease (illegal in the first place) and we demand a refund of all monies expended on them until this stage.

  38. SMK

    January 24, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Whose Lawyer exactly is Githu Muigai? This is crap!! They are indicted, suspend. They win the appeal, restore- that’s the way it goes.

  39. Toweet

    January 24, 2012 at 10:48 am

    kenya is soveign state and has interest in this case , so guys comment based on this not blindly .

  40. Timbinge

    January 24, 2012 at 10:52 am

    This a big joke, impunity of the highest order

  41. Mwangijurist

    January 24, 2012 at 11:01 am

    Seems the lakeside mafia baying to spill blood have been beaten in their own game,,you can call Prof names but He has spoken, eat your stinking black hearts out…..

    • KenyanByBlood!

      January 24, 2012 at 11:31 am

      You are one silly child(to say the least)…to even imagine that the so called ‘lakeside mafia’ has so much influence as to even influence the hague??? REALLY? Uhuru is not the Agikuyu and the Agikuyu is not Uhuru….these are separate entities, that goes for Ruto and Kalenjin…and until narrow minded unimaginative Kenyans like you grow a little brain, we will all continue to suffer…TOGETHER!!

    • Latonesha

      January 24, 2012 at 11:47 am

      Kikuyu imperialist you are!!!

    • Felix

      January 24, 2012 at 1:08 pm

      jinga kabisa!

    • Arsenalchairman

      January 24, 2012 at 2:55 pm

      Pls pple of your school of thought MUST sober up. Embrace others for the sake of Kenya. Pls apply just even 0.1% of civility and you will not be in that class.

    • TheArchitect

      January 25, 2012 at 3:29 pm

      Peahead, I wonder who brought you up. This country is not for Kikuyus, it is for us all an we cant allow guradians of the law to be the same people manipulating it for status quo.

  42. job

    January 24, 2012 at 11:02 am

    This is double standards.we have more competent kenyans to serve us other than suspects

  43. Mtetezi

    January 24, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Githu in Kikuyu means hoof. Watch your hooves……  We are in the new dispensation and kenyans will not tolerate any thing less. You got the Job from Kenyans. So represent their best interest.  Facebook and twitter will bring you and those who represents crumbling down. Look at Egypt, Syria, Libya e.t.c. This is what we are tired off. We need to have leaders who represents the citizens and not the elite. Verily I say unto you “WATCH YOUR HOOVES!!!” 

    • tame

      January 24, 2012 at 12:32 pm

      get a life there is hunger coming deal with your own issues jiteteee !!!!!

  44. charles

    January 24, 2012 at 11:26 am

    Let them stay in position till proved guilty. If any should resign it should not be out of pressure but willingly. Lets be gentlemen and stop being so over reacting to the situation

    • Felix

      January 24, 2012 at 1:06 pm


  45. Ochi69

    January 24, 2012 at 11:34 am

    I think we are in for a game of musical chairs once again. Why can’t we get this thing out of our backs and get on with building the country.

  46. Elijahnyangwara

    January 24, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Impunity!…prolong the labour pains….send a strong signal to the courts to expediate the process and ooh..ooh…NO!

    • tame

      January 24, 2012 at 12:31 pm

      say that again !

  47. Mark

    January 24, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    To the Streets!!!!

  48. JohnDoug

    January 24, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Impunity at its ugliest!!!!, Why such a large panel of lawyers? Coalition business? It’s frightening whats unfolding……and double standards of the worst kind.

  49. Raz42321

    January 24, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    our worst enemies here are not the ignorant and simple however cruel;our worst enemies are the intelligent and corrupt.

  50. Musau Isaac

    January 24, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    the only way to end impunity is thr icc since they have a sence of impartiality,in our country nothing can be expected of any hope

  51. the villager

    January 24, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    that is a kenyan professor professing. no wonder development is alien!

  52. Arsenalchairman

    January 24, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Its unfortunate for Kenya for top cream brains to reason like Githu has. Where can we lean for help? Which nationality are these people in tents? Don’t they also need govers protection? What type of a father would die protecting one child(aggressor) at the expense of the other(aggrieved)?

  53. Gmuhambi

    January 24, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Gith u  is a joker,  you were  waiting  for  the  ICC  decision  for  you to start  thinking about investigating  perpetrators  of  PEV?  It  tells  alot  when  you hear  that  not a single  person has  been convicted to  date since  2008!

  54. Warambo

    January 24, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Some things are just obvious.The same way i expected Uhuru and Ruto’s cases to be confirmed,the same way i knew Githu Muigai was never going to ask for them to resign.He was placed there for a purpose and it is a shame that he is just but a puppet!

  55. Oludavin

    January 24, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Why use the tax payers money (of victims included) to higher 10 emminent top lawyers to advice on how to perpetuate impunity and injustice to 2008 PEV victims (living and dead)? I though Kenya was a government of all, that promotes equality under the law, justice, equal opportunities, but the way things are going! I see Kibaki living us a legacy of IMPUNITY and ETHNICITY. Shame on you Attorney General Githu Muigai, you have demostrated to be a tribal government stooge unfit, incompitent unlearned stranger! Idiot.

  56. Anonymous

    January 24, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    A brother from the same region will always protect a brother from the same region. Kenyan can now see the face of IMPUNITY.

  57. Nature Inhouse

    January 24, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Githu: Kindly extend the same reasoning to Nancy Baraza et al! Selective interpretation and advisory will not do for Kenya. It is even quoted elsewhere that GM clarifies his opinion on the basis that the two are charged as individuals! Jesus…that’s new now…you commit a feolony but stay in office since it is the individual who is charged! I look forward to a committee of legal experts being formed to advise the VICTIMS on the next cause of action! Raila…unsolicited advise on what to do next!

  58. Waliaula

    January 24, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    The worst mistake that happened in Kenya was picking such people as our representatives in government. Why lie we were duped. May God rescue Kenya, May God fight for the hopeless.  May he fight for the internally displaced that are still in camps and may he put justice for the families that were maimed, raped, killed and whose houses were torched.

  59. Chiefogalle

    January 25, 2012 at 5:26 am

    you can run but will never hide ICC will catch up with you soonest

  60. Governor Wasabi Oluoch

    January 25, 2012 at 6:17 am

    This was expected, president Kibaki please protect IDPs in the same manner you are protecting Uhuru and Muthaura; Please also unite Kenyans with the same vigor the country is polarised and you are busy fighting for two people in expence of over thirty million people

  61. Mazzdark

    January 25, 2012 at 9:08 am

    Kibaki’s continued embrace with these accused men will forever taint him and mar his legacy, already he has attracted the attention of the ICC, when the judges essentially say they believe he hosted Mungiki in State House…LET THESE PEOPLE GO…SHAURI YAKO

  62. Wakenyawenyewe

    January 25, 2012 at 9:33 am


  63. Matunday

    January 25, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Is Githu Muigai a real Law Professor or imaginary one? Where do we Kenyans get these fake professors? Look at that one at CBK? Worse level of our Shilling to major currency in history! And this Githu professor is now goofing!
    Why do we give our vital institution in Kenya to these theorists! Look at this scenario, Ruto and Koskey were asked to resign when they had court cases? What is the difference with UK and Muthaura? I know that you know that all Kenyans know why! Don’t you? Yes you do and you are with me. Time will tell.

  64. Omena

    January 25, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    eeh those who can not stomach uhuru and muthaura being in the office can as well go and live in somalia or lick their own boooooooooooooooooooooot  

    • Mazzdark

      January 26, 2012 at 11:12 am

      Impunity, the higher they are the harder they will fall,watch this space

  65. Mazzdark

    January 26, 2012 at 7:48 am

    Kibaki has overreacted when all he had to do was ask Uhuru and Muthaura to step aside, as it is they infecting him with their panic and drawing attention to him, surely these PNU strategists are a most useless lot!!!

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