Henderson set to leave in the summer

Conor Henderson Arsenal

Conor Henderson has admitted he’s set to leave Arsenal this summer when his contract expires.

The Republic of Ireland youngster spent some time on loan at Coventry this season, but is seeking more regular football. Speaking to the Irish Examiner, he said, “I’ve not played at Arsenal’s first team this season, so it’s the right thing to leave when my contract expires in the summer. I’ve been with the club since my childhood but, like most of the Arsenal youngsters over the years, I need a move to get football.

“At my age, I have to be playing regularly and I can’t get that at Arsenal, only U21 matches. I’ve been training with the first-team every day until the injury struck. Since I’ve come back, that’s only happened once.

“It’s been a difficult few months but I’m optimistic about starting fresh at another club. Even Robbie Brady had to depart Manchester United for a new challenge and he’ll say he’s happy playing week in, week out at Hull.

“My agent has already received interest from a few clubs.”

Henderson can count himself somewhat unlucky, having played his way to the verge of the first team, he was injured in the final minutes of a friendly against Cologne and since then has been fighting an uphill battle.

Good luck to him, wherever he ends up.

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