Thierry Henry has confirmed that a second loan spell at Arsenal was never on the cards this January despite returning to London Colney for a spot of training with the Arsenal first team.
Towards the end of 2012 Arsene Wenger looked to be weighing up the possibility of again re-signing the club’s record top scorer from New York Red Bulls, only to renege on his ‘never say never’ hint just as the media were whipping up a whirlwind of speculation.
Shedding light on his return to Arsenal, Henry admitted that his intentions were only ever fitness based.
“It was never in the air (that I would return), despite the speculation,” the French striker told Al Jazeera.
“I never spoke to the boss about it and he never mentioned it to me so it was not an issue.
“It was never meant to happen that I went back last year either. I was just training and then it happened and it was great to play with great players, work under the manager again.
“I still love the club and I would say that in the eight seasons I played there, we had some great memories. There were some bad ones along the way, but you always try to remember the good ones.”
Arseblog News thinks the boss and Thierry have probably made the correct decision. His fairytale goal scoring return against Leeds United and the winning strike versus Sunderland were more than enough of a cherry on top of a magical career in N5. Keep gorging on the past and we’d probably end up chubbier than Andre Santos (seen above putting Thierry through his paces…)
With Jens Lehmann apparently doing his coaching badges at Arsenal, David Beckham joining the first team for a kickabout and the likes of Sol Campbell, Robert Pires and even Mikael Silvestre returning to use the Gunners’ facilities we’re turning into something of a crèche for ageing footballers eager to get out of post office errands, ironing and the school run.
No harm we guess.