Thierry Henry was left fuming after the bureaucracy ruined his hopes of making a farewell appearance in the shirt of Arsenal.
The Gunners legend wanted their strike for the last five minutes to play for than against his current club New York Red Bulls in their environment Cup Emirates.
However, ref Kevin Friend had to deny the permit, since it goes against FIFA rules a player has both clubs in the same game.
Gutted Henry said: "I wanted to do and I'm sure the fans wanted to see, but we were told in the first half could not be stupid rules."
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