Henry Wants Arsenal Return
Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has confirmed he’s keen on returning to the Emirates in some capacity and the striker hinted a coaching role might be of interest.
Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has confirmed he’s keen on returning to the Emirates in some capacity.
The Frenchman is now in the final year of his three-year deal with New York Red Bulls, after which he will make a decision on whether to carry on his playing career or not.
Once he does eventually retire, Henry has confirmed he’d love to link up with Arsenal again, hinting that a coaching role might be of interest. Quoted in the Telegraph, Henry said:
“Eventually I’d like to go back to Arsenal,” Henry said.
“I don’t know how, it depends. Seriously, I don’t know (what it will be). I just want to finish my career (first). I would go back to England, for sure, with Arsenal. Coaching does interest me but I really don’t think about it right now.”
The 34-year-old made a successful return to the Gunners in January last season, scoring 2 goals in 7 appearances including winners versus Leeds United and Sunderland during a short loan spell. However, the striker all but ruled out returning in a playing capacity again. Henry continued:
“I don’t plan to go back (again to play for Arsenal) and I didn’t plan to go back and play last time,” Henry said.
“It was only because the guys (strikers Gervinho and Marouanne Chamakh) went to the African Cup of Nations. They asked me if I wanted to play, and that’s it. I was there to train.”
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has recently been forced into making changes to his coaching staff due to the retirement of the long-serving Pat Rice. It lead to promotions for Niel Banfield and former player Steve Bould, and it’s understood Wenger may be open to the idea of Henry returning as a coach due to the positive influence he’s had on the players during his time back at the club in recent years.
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