Arsenal’s record goal scorer Thierry Henry has returned to his old club to work as a coach in the youth set-up, manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed, according to ESPN.
The 37-year-old retired in 2014 after leaving the Red Bulls, where he played for four-and-a-half years following a move from Barcelona. He scored 52 goals in 135 games while in the United States, after recording 49 in 121 for the Catalans. A World Cup winner with France, Henry also represented Juventus, where he played prior to joining Arsenal, and Monaco, the club at which he began his career.
“Thierry is making his first steps as a coach,” Wenger revealed at a press conference prior to Arsenal’s Premier League game against Crystal Palace. “It’s good for our youngsters to be coached by him. He’s been here once or twice,” he added. “All our former players are welcome to come back here and get their coaching badges. We’re happy to have him.”
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