Longstanding Gunners boss thinks club should honour their record goalscorer’s career.
Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal legend Thierry Henry deserves to be honoured even beyond the statute of the striker displayed outside the Emirates Stadium.
Henry, who is Arsenal’s leading goalscorer, announced his retirement from football this week and will take up a role at Sky Sports as a pundit.
However, Wenger believes, despite the statue of Henry displayed outside the Arsenal home ground, the club should do something more to commemorate the career of one of the world’s greatest ever players.
“We will organise something in his honour and I hope the France team will also give him the recognition that he deserves,” said Wenger according to Daily Mail.
“We cannot just end it like this. He deserves a proper tribute. It is very important.”
Henry was bought by Wenger from Juventus for a minimal fee in the summer of 1999 after a tough spell in Italy that had tarnished his reputation.
Arsenal fans did not expect much from a cheap, inconsistent winger but Henry developed into one of the game’s leading centre-forward during his time in North London and arguably the world’s best player.
Wenger believes that now Henry has retired he will be able to use his incredible footballing knowledge to excel as a television pundit.
“As well as his extraordinary passion for football, he always showed an incredible insight in his judgement of players. He has a real ability to unearth talent.”