Thierry Henry eases into new day job by striking the right note

Relaxed and engaging, former Arsenal player makes promising start to Sky career watching his old side shock the champions

Why choose Sky?” Thierry Henry pondered during a recent interview, part of the tremendous outbreak of backslapping and own-trumpet-parping that followed the Frenchman’s arrival. “It’s simple: because I think Sky is the best TV broadcaster for me. When I was playing in England, in the dressing-room it was always about Sky. When I was talking about the Premier League, you cannot talk about the Premier League and not talk about Sky. I think we are the best now.”

But in the moments before the microphone was clipped to his elegantly tailored lapel, his first on the company’s full-time payroll, came the revelation that his was not simply the pure pursuit of punditrous perfection.

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