Thierry Henry returns to London Colney


As is becoming something of an annual tradition, Thierry Henry is back training with Arsenal as he maintains his fitness in the MLS off-season.

The 36-year-old, who made 30 appearances for the New York Red Bulls before they were downed 4-3 on aggregate in the MLS play-offs by the Houston somethingorothers at the beginning of the month, was captured by the Gunners’ in-house photographers wearing the vacant number 2 on his training gear, sporting a nifty hat and smiling in a bemused manner at Emmanuel Frimpong.

While the Frenchman memorably signed on loan two years ago, scoring a couple of tidy goals against Leeds United and Sunderland along the way, he’s very unlikely to be pulling on the match shirt in anger this time around although his cheerleader/sage-like qualities will no doubt be very welcome in the camp.

Arseblog News is speculating but we wouldn’t be surprised if Titi also has a role to play at some point in the promotion of Arsenal’s new kit-deal with Puma. Sponsored by the German sportsbrand himself, he was pictured in what’s purportedly next year’s strip alongside Bacary Sagna and Olivier Giroud at a photoshoot a couple of months ago.

For what it’s worth we also wouldn’t be surprised if he gets involved with the unveiling of Dennis Bergkamp’s statue which is also due in the coming months.

Welcome back Thierry.


    • King Henry was a big part of why i chose to support the Gunners when i was a little kid….Still see him with the same awe as i did when i was young! #COYG

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  1. this whole staying fit in the off-season thing is just a ruse to be back at the club he loves…

    we will allow it… oh indeed, we will allow it

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  2. Can we sign him up on emergency loan for a month? I mean, January is still a month away and let’s be honest, he’ll be a MUUUUCH better option than Bendtner.

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  3. only positive having him around, but i just think it would have been better keeping all these legends around, like manu did with giggs scholes etc.. pires vieira henry…… all these players know how to win and that would have rubbed off on our youth, shame they didnt retire with us

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  4. Would be good if he could cover us from now till the end of december when we can get someone in the window. As we’d have to wait till then to get him anyway, we should still be buying a long term option.

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  5. It always brings a smile to my face and warm feeling in my heart to see Thierry in an Arsenal jersey! The French players especially must be happy to have him there too.

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  6. Welcome back Thierry!

    *side issue
    I know it’s got an Arsenal badge on it, but seriously Puma?
    What is up with the top Giroud’s wearing?

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  7. After Henry’s loan spell back home, Theo started getting more confident in front of goal and I remember him emulating The King with his calmness and finish. Sweet memories.

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  8. Much as I loved the man a small part of me always resents how at the very end he angled for a move away. Is this wrong of me ? Probably. But I’m odd like that.

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  9. The best striker of the Premier League era. That Balon D’or trophy is a joke as TH never won it.

    Come back buddy – age ain’t nothin’ but a number!

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  10. So here’s our striker in January!:D

    We miss his pace up front. We use to break up field with frightening speed because the main man up top was a speed demon.

    Will be difficult to find someone that combines similar speed skill and intelligence.

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  11. Henry is so fantastic he could come to my house, drop a deuce in the toilet, not flush, and say nothing by way of apology, and it would be fine with me.

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  12. Imagine Thiery coming on as a sub instead of Nicklas against ManU won’t he score ‘that’ goal.. He has a very good killer instinct..

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  13. I hope this season is for the gunners as Henry is coming to train with Arsenal may they keep that performance it may lead to the lifting of the trophy in Emirate stadium thanks to the Gunners

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