Arsene Wenger certain Thierry Henry will make Arsenal return one day

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger feels certain that Thierry Henry will one day return to Arsenal, but not as a player, the Telegraph is reporting.

Henry announced at the start of the week he would not be signing a new contract with the New York Red Bulls and has left the club as a free agent.

He has said in the past he would love to come back and help Arsenal win the Champions League in any way he can but Wenger does not envisage the 37-year-old pulling on the famous jersey again – after seemingly ruling out a short term deal for the club legend.

He said: “I don’t think he wants to do that again. He has given a lot, he has come out with an image that is fantastic. I’m not sure that he wants to play again in the Premier League.

“I don’t think he wants to carry on. What I understand is that he wants to reflect for a while on how he wants to go into his next life

“He is an Arsenal man. It was the best moment certainly of his life and of his career has been experienced here. Certainly one day he will come back here. In what role I don’t know. That is what he has to think about: what direction he wants to give to his next life.”

Henry will no doubt be inundated with options in coaching, punditry and still playing while he makes up his mind about the next chapter of his career.

The 37-year-old has confirmed that he will stay within the world of football but is uncertain of what capacity he will chose next.

The Frenchman has been touted by his former manager to become an incredibly successful coach should he opt to tread that particular path, but has been warned he must be willing to sacrifice “his life” to do it.

In whatever role he may take on in the future at the club, he will be surely welcomed with open arms by the fans.


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