The hearts of all Gooners must be in their mouths this evening with multiple reports coming from Spain that Arsenal captain, and legend, Thierry Henry is on the brink of signing for Barcelona.
Losing Henry is bad enough, but there are real fears that his exit will spark a stampede to the exit door by the club's other stars. First off, Arsene Wenger, the builder of two generations of great Arsenal sides looks like he will be off at the end of next season. I can't think of anyone in the world who could replace him (except perhaps Fabio Capello, and what are the chances of him coming to Ashburton Grove?) And after him Cesc Fabregas, arguably one of the world's best midfield talents.
So what then will become of Arsenal? I'm worried that the departure of David Dein earlier this season was the first in a line of dominos to fall and which will end Arsenal being in the football wilderness for years to come. In two years we have lost Vieira, Pires, Bergkamp, Cole, Lauren and Campbell. If we now lose Henry and Fabregas the club will be in utter ruins, and i don't think that the likes of Alexander "don't-know-how-to-shoot" Hleb or Tomas "i-like-to-party-with-call-girls" Rosicky are going to bring glory days back to Arsenal.
I hope the board aren't sitting on their arses doing nothing. They've got to stop this!