Henry: I’d love to be back with Arsenal

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Although he has recently stated his desire to win MLS with New York Red Bulls, former Gunner Thierry Henry has been speaking about the club closest to his heart.

In an interview carried on France Football, Henry backed under pressure boss Arsene Wenger, and hinted he’d like to return to the club in a coaching/managerial role when his playing career is finished.

Speaking about his former boss and mentor, he said, “When you don’t win, people constantly question your work and your legitimacy. Everything you have achieved previously is forgotten.

“For me, these are things that are hard to hear, difficult to live. It’s sad, but it’s football. I know what Arsène Wenger has done for this club, in my eyes he will always be a great man.”

And with a new MLS season just weeks away, the club’s leading goalscorer of all time spoke about his desire to remain in the game once he’s retired as a player; his preferece being a return to Arsenal.

“All I know is I’d like to stay involved with football, and, I hope, at Arsenal. It’s the heart that speaks, it’s the team I support.

“If I can come back to the club, I’d love to do it, but it’s not my decision. It would be a wish, a desire more than something that can be made official, I have two more years to play here, then I’ll see.

“But I’d really love to be back with Arsenal.”

Thanks to @OllieRoo for the translation

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Arteta perfect hair

Hurry up, we’re waiting for you…. *pats the bed in a seductive way*

TomJ

That is some complient from one of the best strikers to ever play football. I would love to see Arsenal spend more money on ex players to have a role in the club, and less on subsidising senior players loan deals

Joe

Wait wait wait. Whose this guy who keeps thumbing down all the pro Henry comments. What’s that about!

lonsdale

It’s probably Richard Dunne.

tamergooner

Or danny mills

Fergie the Gooner

Oh Titi, you’re such a tease!

Henry's beard

Jolly good.

Arsene's Zip

Legend

Johnny Jensen's Bender
Johnny Jensen's Bender

Who negged this??!!

Tah

King Henry

Dazz

well with brady’s job coming to an end theres a post opening up that he could go for

Nedya

Was thinking he’d be great as our head of youth. A guy all young players will really look up too, and a great bonus in negotiating young talent 😉

sido

dont think thats enough for such an important job, much more required than just a great playing career (not saying that henry couldnt do it, just that you need experience to coach young players and an eye for talent, something that henry hasnt shown yet)

javis

Thierry loves Arsenal. And Arsenal loves Thierry. Proper legend.

Demmyxsd

…And Arsenal hates Dutch skunk!

Dave Gooner

His fluffed chance in front of goal last night was the highlight of the match.

Keep it up Robin

gooninho

@Dave

seeing him get hit below the belt with a Ronaldo shot was a close second

mark

What a brilliant man he is!

lemon

Henry and Bergkamp again… SOON

Gaz

Henry future manager with Pires,Dennis & Vieira as coaches/back room

Usmanov

happily eva after eh?

D

What an absolute legend. I’m sorry but this guy is just too much of a legend. Smh. Get back here!

Kenyangoon

And i read somewhere that the club wants to bring paddy v back as well. Henry, bergkamp and paddy v together again? I can only dream….

Bendtner's Ego

No to Viera.

He made his blue moon bed, now he gets to lie in it.

lonsdale

I wouldn’t say no to Paddy. Him and Kolo are the only two I like enough to forgive the trip to Manchester

gervinhos head band

Imagine a managerial double team of berkamp and thierry, with wilshire as the captain. *looks into the distance smiling*

Drew

Can this man be any more awesome?

Johnny Jensen's Bender
Johnny Jensen's Bender

If he woke up 23 with an 8 year contract in hand, that would be major awesome.

Lasagna

You’r always welcome back Thierry

GarmentDistrict

Would be an utter catastrophe if he doesn’t end up back at Arsenal in some capacity

Paulie Walnuts

Usmanov using the Trojan horse tactic now then I see…

santi's panties

you said it walnuts

Arseblood

Not too many great players make great managers….I hope Henry is an exception.

Litmanen

Sami Hyypiä?

Johnny Jensen's Bender
Johnny Jensen's Bender

Guardiola?

BillyBatts

Build him another statue! Perhaps cupping Pat Rice this time.

davo57

I dont care who owns Arsenal .
I dont care who manages Arsenal.
I don’t care who plays for Arsenal.
Just win the premiership and the Champions league.

Aussie Bruce

Empty life eh?

bard

I enjoy my weekends going to The Stadium supporting The Team, who’s been managed quite well by the Manager Man. Player 10 and Player 19 are my favourites.

But really, I don’t care.

Just win the premiership and the Champions league.

TeeCee

I’m sure that Roman Abramovitch feels exactly the same about Chelski.

bleeps

He should be given a similar role to that of Zidane at Madrid. He can court potential signings and sell the idea of Arsenal to them.

Increasingly we need an edge in the transfer market. I think that he could be it.

The Chip on AVB's Shoulder
The Chip on AVB's Shoulder

Generic thierry praising comment

Kabir aliy

Henry u are wellcome back 2 arsenal

Nedya

Henry should not be manager, but he should be at the club in some aspect.

The role most suiting IMHO would be head of youth, or coach for the forwards. Head of youth being his best role.

As head of youth, he would be a huge draw card for younger talent to come to the club and they would all look up to him in such a huge way.

As a coach for the forward, i think he’d be good technique wise, but i feel most of Henry’s ability, just can’t be taught. He was one of a kind.

forfuckssake

Your goal celebration in front of Spuds idiots will never be forgotten and you are my favourite gunner. I would back you for presidency of USA, so yeah come on be our boss.

Arsene's Broken Zipper
Arsene's Broken Zipper

The only man that will ever bring a tear to my eye

One Arsenal

Strikers’ Coach for starters can’t be too wrong…

Goon Goon Goon

Having him back in a coaching capacity would be much more effective than a managerial one at whatever level. Just imagine having Theo, Giroud and Poldi being coached by Henry. Cockle warming to say the least

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dink arnold

translated back to english from the chinese site, the headline reads

“Henry: The most romantic thing to grow old together with Arsenal”

Henry's Almighty Tallywacker
Henry's Almighty Tallywacker

I bet Henry reads arseblog.

Pak Gooner

The King Returns Pt. 3. Can’t wait!

chav

He does not even has his coaching badges cant see him going into management for atleast the next 3 years

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giles

having him around the club,as well as bergkamp in future? oh,thats a fucking ambassadors reception of a daydream, break out the fucking ferrero roches!

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D

Goddamit …..all these feels like an interlull. The fuck?. *Craves some arsenal footie

Judgement day (once more)
Judgement day (once more)

Wow, just wow. To see the legend in the dugout next to Bergkamp with “Arsenal” on their chest gives me the shivers.

Bergkamp sitting calmly and analyzing the game, while Henry is up screaming at the lads. Holy diver, that would be f****ng amazing!

gooninho

As an Arsenal fan who now lives in New York I still get excited every time I go to Red Bulls games. You can tell he’s older by the way he plays, but he’s still got that special something that reminds me of his time in London. I got very nostalgic the first time I saw him play in New York

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