Emirates Stadium set to welcome back legend.
Arsenal’s bid to sign Thierry Henry on a two-month loan deal is “progressing”, a senior club source has told BBC Sport.
Negotiations have now begun with Major League Soccer in the US over the player’s release.
Talks with Henry’s club, the New York Red Bulls, are set to begin shortly.
The 34-year-old striker has been training with the north London club and is understood to be keen to take up the offer.
SOURCE: BBC Sport
As well as much speculation that a deal to bring Thierry Henry back to Arsenal there is also a great deal of talk suggesting that the 34 year old’s deal to return to North London will be signed and sealed in time for the Frenchman to be named in Arsene Wenger’s squad to take on Fulham on Monday.
Arsenal could well do with an attacking injection as currently the Gunners rely far too heavily on Robin Van Persie for goals with back up options Gervinho (now playing a wider attacking role) and Marouane Chamakh failing to deliver effective support for the Dutchman.
Henry has completed a successful campaign with the New York Red Bulls, netting 15 times in 29 appearances and steering his side to a MLS Eastern Conference triumph. The striker is still very fit and Arsenal fans will hope their former hero is able to produce at the highest level and add to the 226 goals he notched up in his previous eight year stint at the club.