Thierry Henry apologises to fans

Rant: Henry swore at an Arsenal fanThierry Henry has issued an apology to Arsenal fans for his x-rated outburst at one of the club’s fans.

The French forward, 34, admitted that he lost his temper after the Gunners’ unexpected 3-2 defeat at the hands of Swansea.

One fan had shouted abuse at the players as they applauded the travelling support, and Henry admitted to losing his cool.

‘I was really shocked and disappointed on Sunday – and not just at the result,’ Henry told The Sun.

‘After the final whistle of a very tricky game, I insisted the whole team go and applaud the Arsenal supporters.

‘When I arrived in front of our own fans, I couldn’t understand the abuse the team were getting from one of them.

‘I wanted to tell the fan in question that we need their support not abuse. The sentiment was right but in hindsight could have been better expressed.

‘So I would like to first and foremost apologise for using inappropriate language to that particular ‘supporter’.

‘I didn’t intend to be malicious or threatening and am aware that it could have been said in a calmer manner.

‘We have had great moments at this club but we are all in this together. We need your support in the good times but more importantly the bad.

‘Let’s get behind the team against Manchester United on Sunday and try to get three points to get the season back on track.’

Let-off: Henry will not be punished by Arsenal

Henry, meanwhile, will escape punishment for his angry confrontation with an Arsenal fan after Sky decided not to re-run potentially damning television footage.

Viewers of Swansea’s 3-2 victory over the Gunners on Sunday saw Henry react to an away supporter and appear to beckon the fan on to the pitch at the Liberty Stadium.

Arsenal insist the altercation was not heated and Henry merely told the fan he must support the team despite the disappointing result.