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Would The Return Of A Legend Be A Good Idea?

Would The Return Of A Legend Be A Good Idea?

With Arsenal struggling to find goals from strikers who can stay reliable and fit, leggy Togan aside, could the perfect answer be found in a former Arsenal legend?

If you include Theo Walcott, Arsenal's strikers bagged a less than impressive 36 league goals between them this season, and if you take Emmanuel Adebayor out of the equation, the total of 15 goals were shared out amongst four players.

Indeed almost 50% of our league goals came from other areas of the pitch.

So with that in mind, would there be a positive outcome if the flirting between Thierry Henry & Arsene Wenger turned into a full blown affair?

Le Boss, in the past, has always had a policy of 'never going back', but after Henry's rather transparent come get me plea, Arsene Wenger gave a surprising response.

Wenger said: 'In our situation you can never say never. He only left last year and I think Thierry is disappointed because things haven't gone as well as he would have liked them to go. I still feel he is a world-class player and I think he will prove in Barcelona that he is one of their better players."

When it comes to Thierry Henry, I find it hard to think with my head rather than my heart, I'd always welcome him back at Arsenal, but that was in a world of fanciful thinking, but with the possibility now not that unrealistic ....... would it be a good idea?

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Date:Friday April 25 2008
Time: 5:03PM


if henry wants to come back, lets have him.. imagine a front line of adebayor, van persie, henry, eduardo and bendtner, with walcott.. even united will struggle to match that
25/04/2008 17:19:00
I don't think you should get him back!
Fan of Blues
25/04/2008 17:24:00
Would could have Henry up front for his usual 15 games, then van Persie for another 15, with the rest shared out amongst the others. Of course our luck would see them all injured at the same time. On a serious note, if we could get him back cheap enough (because we all know he will be injured) and Titi could accept that he is no longer the be all and end all of the club ..... then why not?
25/04/2008 17:27:00
**We could
25/04/2008 17:28:00
how would his return affect the young players who've matured due to his absence? would Henry accept a diminished role in our new team of maturing young talented players who've come into their own? Henry's sciatica is a chronic problem, we could not rely on his fitness. Once you have sciatica, you are never the same again. Yes we could've used his clinical finishing skills this season but there are too many problems to consider with his return.
25/04/2008 17:31:00
and I absolutely hated the manner of Henry and Ade celebrating each other goal and dancing just between themselves like there are the only 2 players in the team...thought that was unhealthy and negative for overall team spirit
25/04/2008 17:39:00
I'd have him back yesterday. Wouldn't be a bad move for Arsenal at all. He'd have to accept a pay cut, though to be honest I hardly think that money is an issue to Titi. I reckon it could happen this one. Undisclosed fee to save face for Barca (prob around 10 million mark). I agree McGooner, that would be an awesome frontline.
25/04/2008 17:44:00
If he didn't leave, I'd say having him as an experienced impact sub (like DB10 in his last few years) would be great. Kind of like what Rocky said - he and RvP could combine to last a season, if they don't get injured at the same time that is. But he has moved on, so have we (even tougher on our part). The young players have built up their confidence without him. So, no.
Lou the Gunneress
25/04/2008 17:48:00
I don't think Wenger would consider it unless the fee was closer to £5M or less. Henry would not be a long term solution, probably only used as a stop gap for a few seasons. Upon reflection jaelle is probably right.
25/04/2008 17:49:00
I also think that he'd be well fired up to re-prove himself to both the fans and the media. On the business side of things, he certainly sells a shirt or two.
25/04/2008 17:50:00
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