Arsene Wenger believes it is certain that Thierry Henry will eventually return to Arsenal, although he is unsure in which capacity.
The former France international enjoyed an enthralling eight-year spell with the capital club, in which he helped the Emirates Stadium club win two Premier League titles and an FA Cup. When he left for Barcelona in 2007 he did so as the top goalscorer in Gunners history, and is regarded by many as the best player ever to pull on their shirt.
Henry went on to win two league titles, a Copa del Rey and a UEFA Champions League during his time in Spain before he left for New York Red Bulls in 2010, but it is his time with Arsenal for which he will be forever linked. And now his time in the United States has ended, his former mentor has backed him to return to London in the future.
“Certainly one day he will come back,” said the Gunners coach. “As for what role, I don’t know. The best moments of his life and his career have been experienced here,” he said. “He’s an Arsenal man. He has to think do I want to sacrifice all my life to do this job. He has the right to reflect and think what he wants to do now. He has all the qualities.”
If Henry does return to Arsenal, it will be his third spell having had a brief loan stint with the club back in 2010. Some fans would love to see him back in a coaching capacity, whilst some even think he would be an ideal choice to eventually succeed Wenger. And even though he is now 37, some would no doubt like to see him return to the first team!
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