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.