As covered by us earlier today, former Arsenal midfielder Denilson gave Portuguese newspaper O Jogo a long interview.

Ahead of the Gunners’ match against Porto in the Champions League, the Brazilian talked about his experience playing for the Premier League side, and his predictions about the Champions League clash.

It turns out there’s a part of Denilson’s interview with O Jogo that deserves a specific story, and that’s his quotes about his former teammate Thierry Henry.

The midfielder had been speaking about the stars who played with him at Arsenal, and pointed out that the French legend had a very unique way of behaving in preparation for games.

“I loved Henry. Gilberto Silva was a great player and friend. He helped me a lot from the moment I arrived at Arsenal. He talked to me, informed me, corrected me on the pitch. Henry, on the other hand, wasn’t one for spending a lot of time doing incredible things in training“, Denilson told O Jogo.

“He preferred to go for massages or read a book. But on the pitch, he’d go off the charts and help solve games a lot.”

Denilson arrived at Arsenal in 2005, so he had a couple of years training and playing with Henry, until the Frenchman left for Barcelona in 2007.

When the striker made his short comeback for six months in 2012, the Brazilian had already left for São Paulo, first on a loan and then on a permanent deal.

You can read the rest of his quotes about his time at Arsenal here.