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The angry young man

Arsenal's French captain Thierry Henry will step on to home turf in Wednesday's Champions League final fuelled by the anger that has driven him since he learnt to play soccer on the streets of a south Paris suburb.

Despite his relaxed, approachable manner off the pitch, on it the France striker often cuts an implacable figure, berating team mates and himself if they or he produce anything less than perfection.

It will be no different on Wednesday against Barcelona at the Stade de France, a venue Henry has graced many times for France.

  • Also read: Champions League final could be a classic
  • Photographs: Getty Images

    Text: Bill Barclay/Reuters

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