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Henry wants Arsenal return; backs Wenger and Ozil to deliver glory back to Gunners

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By James McLean

Monday 23 December 2013

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has backed manager Arsene Wenger to take the club back to their former glories, and has said he dreams of a role at the club after his playing career comes to an end, according to Sky Sports.

Arsene Wenger & Thierry Henry

The Frenchman, who was part of Arsenal’s most recent trophy win when the Gunners lifted the FA Cup in 2005, says that Wenger will end their almost nine year wait for silverware emphatically.

Speaking to Sky Sports, the former Barcelona striker said: “He has said it himself, when you don't win trophies obviously people are going to talk and obviously people are going to say he's not the man for the job anymore.

“I think Arsene himself understood that. When you don't have something to show at the end of the season it is difficult to talk and to stop all of the critics.

“But this year he is showing everybody that Arsenal can compete again.”

Henry was also keen to lavish praise on German international Mesut Ozil, who became Arsenal’s record signing at the end of the summer transfer window when Wenger wrote a cheque to the tune of £40m-plus to Real Madrid for the 25-year-old star.

He has settled in well in north London, and Henry believes that he could prove the catalyst for Arsenal’s return to the top, continuing: “The player that he has signed for £40million is just like a great player.

“When you look at him playing when he has the ball it seems like he has all the time in the world - and I can tell you for a fact it's not that easy.

“He paid the price to have a player like Ozil, but I think that right now it's showing that it's worth it and hopefully in the end it will show more.”

With Henry’s contract at New York Red Bulls entering its final year, he remains quiet on what the future holds, but Arsenal’s all-time leading goalscorer says he hopes to return to north London in some capacity one day.

He said: “I would love to be around the game and - I've said it so many times - hopefully around Arsenal.

“What am I going to do? I don't know if it's going to be coaching. I really don't know yet. I'm trying to finish my career, which is something I have to concentrate on.

“This is my last year actually, the one coming, on paper. I'm not saying I'm retiring, I'm saying that's my last year on paper to make it clear.”

Henry became a cult hero at Arsenal during his initial eight-year stay after joining from Juventus in 1999. He scored 174 goals in 254 games before leaving for Barcelona in 2007. He returned to Arsenal for a brief loan spell during the MLS' off-season earlier this year, scoring once in four games.

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