Gunners legend will not make temporary return to the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has ruled out another loan move for Thierry Henry.
The 34-year-old Gunners legend had been widely expected to re-join Arsenal on-loan during the January transfer window, but despite admitting he was considering it two weeks ago, Wenger has now poured cold water over the idea.
‘I do not think it would be good for him [Thierry Henry] to play with us again,’ said Wenger.
‘He should relax and prepare for the next MLS season.’
This is a slightly odd state of affairs.
There appeared to be a very good chance that Thierry Henry would return to the North London club on a short term basis, Wenger himself had publicly commented on the possibility and was certainly open to handing the French veteran a third spell at the club.
Now it seems that deal is off the table. One wonders what triggered this change of heart?
Perhaps Arsene Wenger realised such a move wouldn’t be enough to appease Gunners fans who are keen to see the Arsenal boss invest serious sums of money improving the club’s attacking options.
Perhaps the New York Red Bulls were just not open to the risky nature of a loan swap that could in theory have crocked their star turn ahead of the next MLS campaign.
Either way the dream of an Arsenal return is off the cards…for now…
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