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GUNNERS YEARS: Henry is sang-froid in face of French jibes

PUBLISHED: 09:58 11 March 2009 | UPDATED: 16:00 07 September 2010

2000: Summer signing Thierry Henry vows to ignore anti-French taunts from opposition fans. Team-mate and compatriot Emmanuel Petit made a one-finger gesture to Aston Villa fans – facing the wrath of the FA – after taunts last week. Henry, Arsenal s leadin

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Summer signing Thierry Henry vows to ignore anti-French taunts from opposition fans.

Team-mate and compatriot Emmanuel Petit made a one-finger gesture to Aston Villa fans - facing the wrath of the FA - after taunts last week.

Henry, Arsenal's leading scorer with 15 goals, says he'd rather just shrug it off if Spurs fans target him in the forthcoming north London derby - his first visit to White Hart Lane: "Yes, I've been called a French this and a French that. I know it will be bad against Tottenham but it doesn't matter where you play. If you play for Barcelona, you have to go and play at Real Madrid.

"The best thing to do is to play well and score. That shuts them up. They're only trying to put you off your game."

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