Thierry Henry out for rest of season

<img border='0' align='left' title=' ' src='' class='caption'> Arsenal and France striker Thierry Henry will miss the rest of the season because of injuries.

Updated: March 22, 2007 06:37 IST
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Arsenal and France striker Thierry Henry will miss the rest of the season because of injuries. Henry damaged groin and stomach muscles on Tuesday when the Gunners were knocked out of the Champions League by PSV Eindhoven. He had only just returned from a foot injury. His latest injuries mean he will also miss France's next three Euro 2008 qualifying games. "Thierry Henry will be out for a minimum of three months," Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said Friday. "Unfortunately this means he will now miss the rest of this season both domestically and internationally, but we are confident that he will be ready for the start of next season." Henry's season has been hit by a succession of injuries. He missed games in September and the whole of December because of hamstring and sciatic injuries. After being sidelined with a foot problem in February, he returned to action as a substitute against PSV Eindhoven but appeared far from fit. By the end of the game, which Arsenal drew 1-1 to go out 2-1 on aggregate, he was injured again. Henry has scored 12 goals this season, 10 in the Premier League. He had 33 goals last season, including 27 in the league, and was voted player of the year in England. With Arsenal also out of both domestic cup competitions and 20 points behind Manchester United in the Premier League title race, there is little more left this season for the Gunners other than making sure they finish in the top four to secure a place in next season's Champions League, Henry will miss France's Euro 2008 qualifying visit to Lithuania on March 24, as well as home games against Ukraine and Georgia on June 2 and June 6.

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