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Thierry Henry Wants Arsenal Return: January Move On the Cards

Former Gunners hero looks set for Emirates Stadium return.

Thierry Henry will ­accept a January SOS from Arsene Wenger.

The Arsenal boss has confirmed he is interested in signing 35-year-old Henry for a third time when the transfer window reopens.

A close friend of Henry has told Sunday Mirror Sport the striker would find it impossible to resist the lure of his spiritual home, should New York Red Bulls accept the proposal.

Henry, who spent six weeks on loan at Arsenal last season – scoring the the FA Cup and Premier League – has already trained with the club since Red Bulls’ MLS season finished with defeat by DC United on November 9.

He attended the north London derby against Tottenham and will return to training with the Gunners in December.

SOURCE: Daily Mirror

Having seen his side draw a blank at Aston Villa Arsene Wenger may be even more keen on offering Thierry Henry a short-term deal to help beef up his attack, though one would imagine the Gunners boss has his eyes set on more permanent solutions to his lack of striking alternatives.

The 35 year old made an instant impact in his previous loan return to North London, scoring within ten minutes of coming on as sub against Leeds United and adding a Premier League winner against Sunderland and arguably the French striker may be of even more use this time around as he has had a strong season with the New York Red Bulls this term.

Henry has scored 15 and provided 12 assists in 25 appearances during the current campaign and if he proves himself to be physically fit enough to warrant a spot in Wenger’s squad then his instinctive abilities in front of goal may well be called upon as Arsenal look to move onwards and upwards in pursuit of an end to a long silverware drought.

Wenger sold Robin Van Persie and Carlos Vela to Man United and Real Sociedad respectively and then further diminished his attacking options by opting to loan out Nicklas Bendtner, Park Chu-Young and youngster Joel Campbell to Juventus, Celta Vigo and Real Betis and is now beginning to feel the paucity of options in this role still available in his first team squad.

If you were to disregard the five goal and six goal hauls against Tottenham and Southampton the North London club has managed just 12 goals in 11 Premier League fixtures and have failed to net against the likes of Sunderland, Stoke City, Aston Villa and Norwich City and this could well be the difference between a side happy to sit in the top four and a side with genuine title challenging potential.

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