It’s been a while since Arsenal won the Premier League, but Thierry Henry hopes to contribute to the next one.
One of Arsenal’s all-time greats has rejoined the team in a coaching capacity and plans to develop some of the younger signings into the next Gooner super striker.
According to TalkSPORT, Thierry Henry has joined the Arsenal Under-18 and Under-21 coaching ranks and will assist with forward development before making a decision on pursuing a managing job.
“I want to try to give back what I’ve learned and pass on advice,” Thierry Henry told the Arsenal official website. “It is also for me to learn and see how to prepare a training session, be a coach.
“Hopefully what I say to the kids is going to help them. They respect what you have done (as a player) but you need to talk sense if what you say is going to have an impact on their career or (their performance) on the day.
“Arsenal is a family and you never really leave. It will always be in me and it’s nice to be working with the younger players. I am very happy with that.”
Henry was a four-time Premier League Golden Boot winner, and won two Premier League titles with Arsenal in 2002 and 2004. He also helped France win the 1998 FIFA World Cup and had 226 goals in eight seasons at Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal have not won the Premier League in the 10+ years since Henry’s first stint with the club ended. He rejoined the club briefly during the 2011-12 season as a loan from the New York Red Bulls but played just four matches.
Among the young stars Henry might get a chance to coach might be Gedion Zelalem, an 18-year-old midfielder starlet who has been lighting it up with Rangers while on loan this season.
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