Arsenal legend will return, says Arsene Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that club legend Thierry Henry will return to the club at some point in the future. Henry had revealed earlier in the week that he will leave New York Red Bulls which has given rise to rumours that he could return to his former club as a coach.

Wenger said in a press conference, “He is an Arsenal man. The best moment certainly of his life and of his career has been experienced here.

“Certainly one day he will come back here. In what role I don’t know, that is what he has to think about: what direction he wants to give to his next life.”

“Thierry has all the qualities because he is intelligent, committed, he loves the game. He just has to think, ‘Do I want to sacrifice all the rest of my life to be involved in that job?’”

Wenger did however give a hint that at 37, Henry will not want to play in the Premier League as it’s one of the most physical and demanding leagues in the world, “Yes [he can still do a job as a player], but 37 today in the Premier League … I don’t think he wants to do that again.

“Thierry has given a lot, he has come out [of the Premier League] with an image that is fantastic. I am not sure that he wants to play again in the Premier League.”

He had a brief loan spell at Arsenal in the winter of 2012 and managed to score twice in five appearances.

The retired French international had a hugely successful eight-year stint with the club where he lifted the Premier League twice and was part of the invincibles squad in 2004 and scored a mammoth 30 goals that year.

Henry arrived from Juventus for a hefty fee of €16.1m but as it turned out, the fee was a bargain. He appeared 376 times for the club and scored 228 times; the highest in the club’s history. Henry is 4th in the all-time Premier League goal scoring charts with 175 goals.

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