Thierry Henry – scorer of the last Arsenal goal at Highbury and first at Emirates Stadium – would like to return to coach the Gunners.
Arsenal legend Thierry Henry says he wants to return to the Gunners to coach the club – and that recent criticism of current manager Arsene Wenger is unfair.
The former France international – now playing for New York Red Bulls – is in the latter days of his career, and is clearly thinking about the future.
“All I know is that I will be involved in the game for sure and hopefully be involved with Arsenal because that is the heart talking there, that’s the team that I support,” said Henry.
“Forget about me as a player, that’s the team I support.
“In any type or shape, if I can go back to the club I would love to do it, but it’s not up to me.
“That would be a desire, more a desire than something that can be officialised, I still have two years playing here and then I will see.
“But I would definitely love to be back with Arsenal.”
A future with his beloved north London club would naturally appeal – and Arsenal fans would be delighted to see the return of their record top goalscorer in some role.
Many thought that would be as a player, after his successful loan spell at Emirates Stadium last season, but despite training with the club, Arsene Wenger elected against taking him on in search of alternative options.
Of course, the only transfer that Arsenal pulled off in the January window was that of left back Nacho Monreal, but perhaps Wenger felt that Henry would no longer be able to perform in the Premier League.
Perhaps instead he will be a future Gunners manager, but in the short term there is a vacancy as head of the Arsenal youth academy thanks to Liam Brady’s resignation…