The Arsenal legend has been struggling with an Achilles problem.
â€œToday I felt free, moving, asking for the ball behind (the defense),â€™â€™ Henry told the New York Post. â€œThatâ€™s the way it is.
"Sometimes I have to go through the pain. Itâ€™s not easy playing but thatâ€™s the way it is. I have to go day by day and see how it goes. But I will be available on Saturday; hopefully we can do something good.â€™â€™
The problem has dogged Henry since 2004, back when he played for Arsenal.
â€œI talked about it in Arsenal, I talked about it in Barcelona, and Iâ€™m talking about it now. It is the way it is,â€™â€™ said Henry. â€œIâ€™m less explosive but it doesnâ€™t mean I couldnâ€™t help the team any way. It is difficult for me mentally, I will be honest, but thatâ€™s the way it is.
â€œIt was what it was. I did play with it in Arsenal, and I did play with it in Barcelona and Iâ€™m suffering with it now. Thatâ€™s the way it is. You have to take it on the chin _ thatâ€™s the way it is _ and suffer with it sometimes. I still want to go out there and help my team.â€™â€™