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King Henry II

The word "legend" is bandied around all too liberally in football these days, often with little thought to it`s meaning, but in Thierry Henry we have a bonafied Arsenal, Premier League and general footballing legend.

Thierry Henry helped lead Arsenal to many pieces of silverware in quite unbelievable style, and now he`s back to help Arsenal again, albeit in a somewhat more conservative role.

Thierry looks set to join Arsenal on a two month loan deal as the Frenchman seeks to find match fitness ahead of his new season in the USA and to lend a hand at Arsenal as we currently have only one fit striker who seems to be able to score goals.

There has been much discussion over the interwebs as to the pros and cons of the move, many believing that we shouldn`t go back and that those feeling positive about the loan spell are looking through rose tinted spectacles.

I think it`s a great move, if Henry is used correctly, and we continue to actively search (if not buy) a long term solution to our striking needs. Indeed, brining in a young forward along side Titi would allow a certain amount of bedding in time as the talisman takes up the slack.

There`s talk that Henry could feature in the FA Cup match against Leeds, again, a good decision if true. Thierry always enjoyed playing against the Yorkshire side and it could offer Robin van Persie a well earned rest.

One thing is for sure, there`s going to be quite a buzz around the club for the next few weeks.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Rocky7
Date:Friday December 30 2011
Time: 3:01PM

Comments

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Nervous. But yea, you cannot but help but feel excited.
Sajit
30/12/2011 15:06:00
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I remain sceptical, but ***** it, welcome home Titi. Let's hope he can play some kind of role that's the best for all parties.
Little Dutch
30/12/2011 16:22:00
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Its only for 2 months. Where can you go wrong? I dont understand the scepticism. The guy is a talisman. Even if Henry did nothing but stand in the centre circle he would inspire this team. I see nothing but positives.
Wyn Mills
30/12/2011 17:28:00
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If Tony Adams stood in the centre circle he'd probably do the same. Should we sign him too? Presence means nothing without the requisite quality. Sceptical cos I'm not sure Henry has it. Liverpool brought Fowler back in similar circumstances and it didn't work at all. But, let's see what happens, the manager obviously thinks he can help.
Little Dutch
30/12/2011 18:09:00
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I only have respect for Wenger on issues as this. If he took the decision, I am thinking just maybe, he knows what he is doing. Like someone said, we can't do worse than What we have available.
Naijagunner
30/12/2011 19:56:00
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LD the dye is cast lets see where the chips fall. My faith in the worlds best manager remains steadfast. Rocky explain from from your managerial knowledge the comment (if Henry is used correctly). Do you have some inside information that the Boss may not use Titi properly? And I'm surprised at the comment (those feeling positive about the loan spell are looking through rose tinted spectacles). Talk about negatives before he's even signed the contract. Compared to the effort of Asharvin he's miles ahead without even kicking the bloody ball. LD there is a big difference between bringing back Adam and Titi one has continued to play football the other backpacked around Europe. Have faith in the manager who according to the brains was going to take us into relegation and the wonderful gutter press be thrown out as manager prove once more he is the master.
alwaysgunner
31/12/2011 00:12:00
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Like everyone else I am quite excited about TH14 sorry TH12 and I am hoping and praying like mad that it is a good move. I think he will bring out the best in paople like AA and Theo. In anycase I trust Wenger.
phreddy
31/12/2011 01:08:00
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Would love to see him on the same pitch as Oxlade-Chamberalin. By the time Wilshere is Theirry's age, Jack's son will be almost as old as the Ox was when he made his Southampton debut...
ArsenalRob
31/12/2011 02:24:00
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I started watching Arsenal round about 2005 with Thierry in his all his pomp and immediately fell in love with his play. It's testament to his influence that I try that curl into the far corner he so executed to perfection every time I get an opportunity on the football pitch myself. He is THE role model for me and I can't say find words to say how excited I am to see him back in the Red and White. And if you do see MLS he doesn't seem to have missed a beat. Lost a bit of his pace and acceleration but he still influences games on a regular basis. That will keep him in good stead to become a good squad player filling in when required. Arsene knows, I think.
Eboue=GOD
31/12/2011 04:40:00
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THERE'S ONLY ONE TERRY HENRY, OOONNNEE TERRY HENRY, WITH HIS WALKING STICK AND HIS ZIMMER FRAME TERRY HENRY'S S.H.A.T. HIMSELF AGAIN!!! (To the tune of Walking In A Winter Wonderland)
Tony Rocky Horror
31/12/2011 11:18:00
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