The news that we all wanted to read - Tel stays

Last updated : 06 January 2006 By Chris Parry
The Sun quotes him at length:

"The truth is I love this club and I have made up my mind to stay.I can say to all my fans and the people who care about me, I want to lead the team out in the new stadium (next season). I'll talk to (manager) Arsene Wenger, to (vice-chairman) David Dein and the board and talk of the future.

"My mind is to stay and we have to sort this out."

"There was a lot of ridiculous speculation, but the truth is this, I never spoke with or met with a single person from any other club at any time.

"This will put an end to all the stories. We can move on."

Amen to that! - Perhaps now we can start playing the type of football that will guarantee him a place in the Champions League next season.

Well done Thierry!