Thierry Henry’s name has been again linked with the club as a possible replacement for Arsene Wenger when his former manager’s time finally comes to an end.
The record goalscorer refused to speculate on the position of the Frenchman, but said that if he was asked to help then his love for the club would make him say yes.
Wenger is under increasing pressure following Sunday’s 2-1 defeat to Brighton, and in his position as a Sky pundit Henry was asked about the possibility of a return.
“If you love a place and they ask – I repeat, they ask _ for help, you are always going to say yes,” he said.
“What I am saying to you is again, we are talking about hypothetical thoughts.
“We are hypothetically speaking before people jump ahead of everything, but I have never backed down from a challenge since I was young.
“If I had listened to people who were talking about where I was going to be, I would not have been here.”
And in terms of Wenger’s position, Henry refused to call for him to step down or be fired because of his relationship with him.
“We are talking about will he quit or not, I can never say that. I am not sitting on the fence, I can never say that.
“I have battled with this man, I can never say that. Do you understand what I mean? I can never say that.
“What I don’t want to see is what’s happening to him, and I would like him to have the last word, whatever word it’s going to be.”