Arsenal boss says Henry is destined to return to the Gunners.
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Arsene Wenger believes Thierry Henry will certainly return to Arsenal one day, but not necessarily as a player.
The Gunners record goalscorer announced his plans to leave New York Red Bulls after four and a half years at the MLS club and was coy on what his future plans are.
However, the 37 year old did post a picture of the Emirates Stadium on Facebook moments after his retirement announcement, leading to speculation the club was once again in his sights.
“He is an Arsenal man – the best moments of his life and career have been experienced here. Certainly one day he will come back here,” said Arsene Wenger to the Arsenal Official Website.
“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 spent eight years in North London, during which time he amassed 174 goals in 254 games, becoming the club’s record goalscorer before leaving for Barcelona in 2007 as a legend.
There was some optimism from fans that Henry might come back to the Emirates for just a short spell so he could officially retire at the club that he loves. However, Wenger does not believe Henry will return to England as a player.
“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,” he said.
However, Wenger added; “He has all the qualities [to be a coach] because he is intelligent, committed, he loves the game. He just has to think, ‘Do I want to sacrifice all the rest of my life to be involved in that job?”
Might we see Henry prowling around the Emirates’ dugouts in years to come?