Arsenal legend Thierry Henry could be on his way back to the North London club. The French striker enjoyed an emotional return to Arsenal last season during a football break in Major League Soccer.
The former Arsenal forward is expected to rejoin the Gunners for another loan spell from the New York Red Bulls in January. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger confirmed the possibility of Thierry Henry’s return in an interview to Arsenal’s official website.
“He [Thierry Henry] has been practising with us,” Arsene Wenger said. “Will I sign him again in January? I don't know. I don't rule it out. He is sharp.”
The 35-year-old striker returned to Arsenal last January and even netted two important goals for the his old club. Thierry Henry, who is Arsenal’s 228-goal record scorer, grabbed a goal in the FA Cup against Leeds United before scoring a memorable winger against Sunderland in the English Premier League.
Arsene Wenger seemed exuberant over seeing Thierry Henry at Arsenal again. The Frenchman admits Thierry Henry’s return will come in very handy as Arsenal will lose Ivory Coast forward Gervinho and Morocco striker Marouane Chamakh to the African Nations Cup.
“Last year I did it because we lost Gervinho. It was a good connection. This year we lose Gervinho again as they are playing in the Africa Cup of Nations two years in a row,” Arsene Wenger said.
“So we will be confronted with a shortage. Particularly if Chamakh should go. I cannot stand in his way. Then we will be short.”
Complacent attack has been a cause of concern for Arsenal. Arsene Wenger and Co. prepares to grab a spot in the Last 16 of the Champions League with a win over Montpellier on Thursday.
Arsene Wenger has high hopes of qualifying into the next stage of Champions League. Arsene Wenger believes his attack will be able to fire-up against the French opposition following Arsenal’s 5-2 victory over archrivals Tottenham Hotspur. The victory was a memoir of the olden days of Arsenal when Thierry Henry used to lead the Gunners’ attack.
Thierry Henry, who happens to be one of the most celebrated strikers in the English Premier League, has already finished the season in the MLS after the New York Red Bulls crashed to DC United in the Eastern Conference semifinals earlier this month.
“You know what he gives you. He gives you hope, especially when he comes on. That is the most important things,” Arsene Wenger said.
“He is a communicator. An extrovert. Very intelligent. He can only give good advice to players because he was in their position when he arrived here.”