52 Monday, 5 October 2009 London Lite LITESPORT saracensgobokto thefuture PagE48 LEaVEMEBEharryhitsout overwasteful revenueprobe Wenger sees Thierry as part of arsenal future Heros return: Henry at Emirates yesterday ARSNE WENGER has said that former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry has to accept certain risks and lifestyle restrictions if he is serious about being a manager one day. Henry last week had indicated that he could see himself returning to the club one day, but as yet was still unsure in what capacity. He made a brief return for the Blackburn game yesterday and was feted by the Arsenal faithful as he appeared on the pitch, before joining his daughter Tea in the stands. Whilst agreeing that Henry has the ability to become a manager, Wenger said that it is a decision that must be considered carefully. And returning to Arsenal in some capacity is indeed a possibility, seeing as the Barcelona striker is now an integral part of the clubs history and legacy. Wenger said: I can see that happening. I believe at some stage the legacy here has to go to some people who have had a big influence at this club. One day they will want to work, maybe not necessarily with me but working because I will have to stop eventually. Maybe it will be me working with them! All my former players have the attributes required. But first of all it has to be a choice of life. Being a manager is a sacrifice for the rest of your life, not everybody is ready for that. Its nothing to do with intelligence or capabilities. But certainly Thierry is obsessed with football, yes. He always encouraged the young players when he was here. You look at how he plays and you see the closest senior player to him. Then you tell the youngster watch this player and try to be like him. And of course, when he was here at Arsenal, every single striker wanted to be Thierry Henry. Another of Arsenals former French stars could also be on his way back. Patrick Vieira is said to be leaving Inter Milan in the January transfer window to be reunited with Wenger. BREakIng nEWS... fa probe as sir alex and big sam hit out at refs THE FA are looking into comments made by Sir Alex Ferguson and Sam Allardyce about the refereeing in their matches at the weekend. Ferguson (above, arguing with the fourth official) said after the 2-2 draw with Sunderland at Old Trafford that 49-year-old Alan Wiley was struggling to keep up. I was disappointed with the referee, Ferguson said. He didnt add on any time for the goal. He played four minutes and two seconds. He was also walking up the pitch for the second goal needing a rest. He was not fit enough for a game of that standard. Former Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher said: In the 17 years the Premier League has been going, this is the first time I have ever heard a manager use that criticism of a referee. I hear all kinds of things and I have never known a manager to say a referee wasnt fit enough. In the year 2009 with the training they have got now, its the most ridiculous comment I have ever heard. Allardyce criticised Peter Walton for not giving a penalty for Thomas Vermaelens apparent trip on David Dunn in Blackburns 6-2 defeat at Arsenal. win or blues: pages 50&51 by geoff teather Ivegotnothing tohide.Ivepaid 10mintaxes TOTTENHAM manager Harry Redknapp has criticised the Rev- enue and Customs investigation into his financial affairs, claim- ing the probe has cost millions of pounds of tax-payers money. Redknapp, along with Port- smouth chief executive Peter Storrie and former Pompey chair- man Milan Mandaric, are still under investigation after they were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud and false accounting in November 2007. The three deny any wrongdoing. Redknapp (above, during Sat- urdays 2-2 draw against Bolton) told The Sun: They wont let it go even though Ive got noth- ing to hide. And you know why? Because its me. Its a matter of around 10,000 in tax they think I owe which is in dispute. Reports over the weekend claimed Red- knapp is to be interviewed again by HMRC, and the Spurs boss admitted: Im sick of it. They have wasted millions of pounds of taxpayers money. Ive paid 10m in income tax over the past 10 years and this is what its come down to. HMRC declined to confirm whether he would be re-inter- viewed this week, adding: We dont talk about individuals. On Friday, bookmakers took large bets on Redknapp being the next Premier boss to leave his job, and were forced to slash his odds from as high as 66-1 to 2-1, making him favourite to go first, ahead of Phil Brown and Paul Hart. 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