11 Jan 2012

Henry tempers hopes after fairytale return

6:32 pm on 11 January 2012

The Footballer Thierry Henry tried to play down expectations after marking his Arsenal comeback with the winning goal in the Gunners' FA Cup victory over Leeds.

The 34-year-old France World Cup-winner, Arsenal's record goalscorer, came off the bench to slot home the only goal of the game to seal a 1-nil third round success in front of his adoring fans at the Emirates Stadium on Monday.

Henry, who left Arsenal for Barcelona in 2007, has returned to north London on a short-term loan deal from New York Red Bulls with Major League Soccer now in its close season.

And there remains the possibility he could feature in the derby against arch-rivals Tottenham, currently third in the Premier League table and six points in front of Arsenal, at the Emirates on February 26.

Henry has urged Arsenal fans not to get carried away by the manner of his return and says he is not going to score every time he plays.