Henry: I’d love to be back with Arsenal


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


    • 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 😉

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      • 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)

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  1. 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….

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

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  3. 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.

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  4. 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.

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  5. 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.

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  6. 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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  7. translated back to english from the chinese site, the headline reads

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

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  8. 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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  9. 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!

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  10. 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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