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Thierry Henry believes anger is the force which motivates him at Arsenal.

The Frenchman revealed that he has to get fired up before every match he plays in order for him to produce his best form, and likened the feeling to a boxer stepping into the ring.

"If I had to sum up my personality I would use the word anger," Henry told the News of the World.

"I don't mean that in a negative way, it's not destructive fury. It's the kind of anger a boxer is required to draw on before he steps in the ring.

"That's how I see myself - a man of passion and anger who puts his heart and soul into life."

Henry is still seething about his disallowed goal in the 1-0 UEFA Champions League to CSKA Moscow last month, when the referee adjudged that he had handled the ball before netting.

"The Champions League has infuriated me this season and I can't even discuss the goal the Spanish referee ruled out in Moscow," he fumed.

"We lost when we should have won a point and there is no way that the goal should have been disallowed.

"I am a born winner and I'm never happy with anything other than victory."

Arsene Wenger, meanwhile, has said that he may agree to Jose Antonio Reyes' wish to stay at Real Madrid if the move is in the best interests of Arsenal.

The Spanish winger joined Real on a season-long loan as part of the deal which took Julio Baptista in the opposite direction.

Reyes has now expressed his desire to make the move permanent, and issued a reminder about how he struggled to adapt to The Premiership and English life in general.

Wenger commented: "Not only Reyes can make that decision - what will guide me is firstly the interest of the club.

"If that interest coincides with the interest of Reyes, then I am even happier.

"I like Reyes. He is a very nice boy and he was not unhappy with the team.

"He just never really settled here with the English style of life, and that comes out in his statement."