Red Bulls Ready To Block Henry’s Arsenal Return

By on November 22, 2012

Despite the transfer window being closed, there is always transfer gossip doing the rounds in the papers and we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest news during the coming months. Today, Thierry Henry’s move to Arsenal is in doubt.

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New York Red Bulls are set to block Thierry Henry’s potential return to Arsenal in January, according to Sky Sports News.

The 35-year-old Gunners legend enjoyed a successful second spell back in north London last January, scoring winners against Leeds United and Sunderland during a six week loan move.

Henry is back training with Arsenal once again to maintain his fitness during the MLS off-season and both the player and manager Arsene Wenger have hinted at another loan move this winter.

However, New York Red Bulls sporting director Andy Roxburgh has voiced his concerns over the move and says the club would be reluctant to allow Henry permission to play competitive games when he should be recuperating for the 2013 MLS season.

“In general terms, I wouldn’t say it would be something we would favour.

“I think the length of the season we have here, when they get the break over the Christmas, New Year period, they need to regenerate themselves.

“I’d say in general we wouldn’t be too positive about it.”

“Right now, no-one has requested for anyone to go on loan.

“It depends on the individual, it depends on the circumstances. You cannot say never on that one. But it’s unlikely, at the moment, that would happen.”

The fact that Roxburgh said they would have to consider any request on the individuals circumstances gives us hope this deal could still go ahead. Heny’s connection with Arsenal is what persuaded the Red Bulls to release him last year so hopefully it will be the same case this time round.

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Henry would be great to have around again and provide us with a much-needed option from the bench. But as i said yesterday, we should also be looking to buy a ‘proper’ striker on a permanent basis when the transfer window re-opens in January.

Do you want Henry back in January? Get involved in the comments section.

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3 Comments

  1. bc

    November 22, 2012 at 11:41 am

    as a temporary replacement for gervinho he is ideal. however should any of theo, rosicky, arshavin or chamakh leave permanently or on loan they will need replacing too. i have to say i would be more than happy to replace arshavin and chamakh by recalling ryo and afobe, but for the other two its different as they are what i would call first or 2nd choice

  2. jc

    November 22, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    oh so now England wants the old retired players from the MLS LOL

  3. Jack

    November 30, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Come on Henry come back!

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