New York Red Bulls striker Thierry Henry is set to train with former club Arsenal in December with the possibility of another loan move to follow, Goal.com
The Frenchman aims to keep in shape during the MLS off-season by returning to London Colney and training with the Arsenal first-team. Henry is the Gunners’ all-time leading goalscorer and could return for a third loan move since he left Arsenal to join Barcelona in 2007.
The 35 year old returned to the Gunners last season and had a fairytale return, scoring the winner in a 2-1 victory over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.
Henry was at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday to witness Arsenal’s 5-2 victory over Tottenham in the North London derby and plans to go on holiday before returning to training. This season with the MLS side has been fruitful for Henry, scoring 15 goals and earning a nomination for Most Valuable Player. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger loses Gervinho to the African Cup of Nations and is reportdely keen on bringing in another striker.
If Wenger cannot loan Henry, he will look to permanently sign Atletico Madrid forward Adrian Lopez, the report claims. The Spanish forward has a reported £14.6m release clause and has impressed in the Europa League with the reigning holders. Wenger is looking to provide back-up to Olivier Giroud up-front and sees Adrian as a perfect candidate.
See what the expert tipsters at OLBG are tipping on Aston Villa v Arsenal