No Henry Arsenal loan extension

Arsenal’s on-loan forward Thierry Henry will not be authorised to extend his spell at the Emirates Stadium by parent club New York Red Bulls, The Daily Mail reports.

The Gunners brought their record goalscorerer back in the January transfer window to provide cover whilst Gervinho was at the African Cup of Nations. Henry is now 34, but has scored twice during his five appearances for the club. The Frenchman is due to return to the MLS on February 17th, but Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was expected to be keen in extending Henry’s deal.

With the Gunners facing Tottenham in the North London derby at the end of the month, Wenger had hoped he could hold on to Henry for that fixture. If Red Bulls do not lower their stance over the matter, Henry’s last game will be in the Champions League second round against AC Milan on Wednesday night.

Red Bulls coach Hans Backe said: : ‘When I spoke to him (Henry), he told me that he was 100 per cent coming back on February 17th. What I know, it’s only rumours. I haven’t heard anything from them about extending the loan’.

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