Arsenal thinking over Henry loan extension

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed that he may look to extend on-loan striker Thierry Henry’s deal by two weeks after his impressive performances, Metro reports. The Frenchman moved from MLS side New York Red Bulls to cover Gervinho, who is away at the African Cup of Nations with Ivory Coast.

Henry is expected to return to New York after Arsenal’s second round Champions League first leg tie with AC Milan on February 15th. However, with the MLS season not beginning until March, Arsenal are hoping they can keep the deal going until the North London derby at the Emirates Stadium on February 26th. The 34 year old has two goals in his five appearances since returning to the club and has given Arsenal a huge lift.

Wenger said after Henry scored the final goal in a 7-1 win over Blackburn: ‘I haven’t looked at it, maybe the maximum possibility we have is two more weeks. How much? You can never give a percentage, but he was very positive and everyone takes his advice on board because he has delivered here and they want to deliver too. He is not going away yet, normally he stays until after the Milan game. So we go to Sunderland now and then we go to Milan – that is two massive games.’

Henry has made all five of his appearances from the bench, but also missed the Manchester United game with an injury and will be looking to play against Sunderland and Milan. The Arsenal striker is the club’s all-time record goalscorer and would be open to extending the deal further.

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