Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that a loan deal for former striker Thierry Henry will happen subject to the completion of paperwork, The
Henry will return to North London on a two-month loan deal from New York Red Bulls. Insurance agreements have to be arranged with the MLS side before Henry can make his return to Arsenal. The Frenchman has been training with the Gunners in the MLS off-season and is not required to be back with Red Bulls until March.
Wenger has been looking for a striker to cover the departures of Gervinho and Marouane Chamakh to the African Cup of Nations and sees Henry as the perfect choice. Henry could feature in seven Premier League games, but is not expected to wear the number 14 shirt he was synonymous with at Arsena due to Theo Walcott’s current hold of that number. Wenger has stated that it was his idea to sign the 34 year old again, but has warned Gunners fans not to expect the performances Henry showed whilst with Arsenal first time.
The Gunners boss said: ’For two months, it certainly will happen. I don’t take care of the agreement and the insurance and that is not completed. At the moment, we cannot announce anything, because all the paperwork is not done. He has exceptional talent and is a very intelligent man. It can only be positive. He is very happy and very modest about it’.
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