Henry coy on suggestions he might replace Arsene Wenger


Thierry Henry has once again reiterated his desire to manage Arsenal, but says his respect for Arsene Wenger means it’s hard for him to discuss that possibility.

The club’s all-time leading goalscorer is currently assistant to Roberto Martinez with the Belgian national team, and is still learning his trade.

However, with increased speculation over the the future of the manager, Henry’s name has been put forward once against as a candidate should Wenger call it quits at this end of this season.

“It doesn’t depend on me, there are things to be respected, it’s my club of heart,” he told Canal Plus.

“My name is quoted to succeed Wenger, I hear that. But it’s hard for me to talk about it I have a lot of respect for everything the coach has done.

“Am I ready? I don’t know and nobody knows, but I also need to learn my job. Right now, I’m in learning mode.”

Current odds at a leading bookmaker make him one of the favourite former players to take over.

Patrick Vieira – 13/2
Thierry Henry – 16/3
Dennis Bergkamp – 20/1
Mikel Arteta – 25/1
Freddie Ljungberg – 40/1
Bob Lockett – 50/1
Randolph Mortimer – 100/1
Luke Atambolz – 150/1
IP Freely – 200/1

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