Thierry Henry quits Arsenal role after bust-up with Arsene Wenger

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Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has reportedly quit his coaching role at the club after a row with Arsene Wenger over his Sky TV commitments.

The French ace has been working with the Gunners four days a week as a coach in the youth set-up, but it appears as though he could be set to move on.

According to The Sun, Wenger gave the former striker an ultimatum, insisting that he could only continue working with the club if he quit his £4m-a-year Sky job.

Henry was not willing to do that, and so it is claimed that he will quit the Gunners and may now look elsewhere to continue his coaching career.

The issue arose as Wenger reportedly became annoyed that the 38-year-old was criticising Arsenal players in his role on Sky Sports.

Amongst the points that he took issue with were Henry’s comments on Olivier Giroud, and how he suggested that the Gunners would struggle to win the Premier League title if the French international was their first-choice striker.

Naturally, that isn’t the most helpful of comments considering that Henry works within the club too, and that ultimately could cause an issue behind the scenes.

However, it won’t be a popular decision if confirmed, with another theory being presented in The Sun’s report that perhaps Wenger felt threatened by his former star who also has ambitions of taking the top job at the Emirates in the future.

It’s unclear if that has anything to do with the reported decision as Wenger gave him the opportunity in the first place, but given Henry’s standing at the club and with the supporters, many will be hopeful that the issue can be resolved, if one indeed now exists between the two Frenchmen.

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