Henry signs contract extension taking him to end of 2007 season

Arsenal striker Thierry Henry has signed a new contract keeping him at Highbury until 2007. The French star, who was voted player of the year by both the Professional Footballers Association and the Football Writers Association, has signed a three-year extension to his current deal, which was due to expire at the end of next season.

The news is a major boost for Arsenal ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup final against Southampton in Cardiff.

The 25-year-old told The Sun: “I had heard one or two stories about me so I thought this was the time to sign. This club is so important to me. I am delighted to pledge my future to this great club. I will stay at Arsenal as long as they want to keep me.”

Henry joined Arsene Wenger’s Premiership runners-up from Juventus for £10.5 million four years ago and has scored 112 times in 179 games for the Gunners.

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