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Henry Hints At Another Return

Salt and vinegar. Morrissey and Marr. Pornography and shame. There are just some things that should never be divorced. Thierry Henry and Arsenal are about as golden carriage as a love affair gets and the record goalscorer hasn`t ruled out a third return to the club of his heart, whether it be as a player or as a coach.

Henry scored 226 Arsenal goals in a prolific spell with the club between 1999 and 2007, which also saw him net six player of the year awards, three golden boots, two Premier League titles, three F.A. Cups, break the Arsenal goalscoring record and in the summer of 2008, he was voted Arsenal`s Greatest Player Ever by readers of arsenal.com. Having been unable to secure the signature of Lukas Podolski till the summer, Arsene brought him in from current club New York Red Bulls last January and the 34 year old Frenchman netted a winner against Leeds in the F.A. Cup on his return game, as well as a last minute winner against Sunderland in the Premier League.

But the dashing French striker insists his relationship with the club might not yet be done, "'I would like to go back to England with Arsenal for sure,' Henry said when asked about a second loan stint with the Gunners.

'I wasn't planning to go back to play last season. It was only because Gervinho and (Marouane) Chamakh went to the African Nations Cup.

'I was there to train and they asked me if I wanted to play. Who knows what might happen in the future?

'I've not yet spoken to Arsene (Wenger) about it so I don't know what capacity I could go back in.

'Coaching does interest me but I don't know what my talent is going to be after I have finished my career. But I will go back to Arsenal.'
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Writer: Tim Stillman Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday July 25 2012

Time: 2:16PM

Your Comments

Hopefully he'll have some skills as a coach, nothing would please me more than seeing him back at Arsenal for good, but it needs to be for the right reasons. Imagine Henry sat on the bench with Bouldy and Wenger. Awesomeness.
Rocky7
Dont know about coaching rocky as there is no gurantee that a brilliant player will be a good coach. But in an ambassador role similar to Viera at $hitty defenetly as he is still young and well known amongst modern footballers and could possibly be used to help convince players targeted by the club to come to The Arsenal....but i would have him back in any role to be honest thats how highly I rate him as a player and person.
Armory
I would like to see him back in some capacity but not as much as DB10........
radarman
I think bergkamp is destined to be back at arsenal. He is learning his trade at Ajax as a coach just as he did as a player before he eventually came to the arsenal. To have players like Henry and bergkamp in some sort of coaching role is priceless....When young players are being courted by ourselves they will look at these two and think 'i can learn a lot from these guys'. I think it is underestimated how much influence a coach with a huge amount of respect from the players can have. Young players today would have grown up watching the likes of bergkamp and Henry, dreaming of emulating them. I know not all great players make great coaches, but in bergkamp and Henry we had two very intelligent footballers who were nurtured by mr wenger. If you have aspirations of being a coach it can't do you any harm working under the likes of arsene.
gunnerman76
I dont think Henry is a great leader. He is passionate et all but I dont think he was a great captain. A bit too moody for my liking. Hence I dont see him as manager material.
Sajit
Yeah because the majority of managers are the happy-go-lucky types aren't they ....
Rocky7
Can he lift a team when going is rough? I dont remember Henry doing that to be fair. Infact, I remember him hiding in some of the tough away games..
Sajit
Perhaps he can be some sort of counterpoint to your mascot Gunnerboreus, like he did at Swansea last year, when those of you who schlepped all the way down there weren't giving him and the team sufficient reverence.
lordjohnny
Can he lift a team when the going is rough? Sure thing. He did it this year. The entire squad said as much. Thierry Henry is a different beast today than he was six years ago. That said, Arsene Wenger is hardly the inspirational type either is he?
Rocky7
You beat me to it rocky......was going to mention the lift he gave the whole squad by just being around. To say Henry was hiding in games is a bit harsh sajit. Yes he had some bad games but as much as we think of him as immortal, he is in fact a mere human being. I remember him winning us games pretty much single handedly, more then I ever remember him hiding as you put it. As good as rvp was for us last season, still isn't a patch on Henry's contribution to arsenal football club......hence the statue. I for one would love to see him working behind the scenes at arsenal. His presence and charisma would spread even further then the walls of our club.
gunnerman76
Talking of tough away games sajit.......remember the galacticos of real Madrid in the Bernabeu? Or inter milan at the San siro, one of his greatest performances in an arsenal shirt in my opinion. Didn't see him hiding in either of those games, and they don't get much harder. But he was hiding in the cl final I hear you say......so he had a bad day at the office.....give the guy a break.
gunnerman76
Henry today, looks a more matured personality than he was in the 1st instalment of his playing days here. To be fair, he looks like he may just be able to handle the pressures/demands of a managerial role; he just has to keep that temper in check. A few years of tutelage and I feel he should be ready.
Naijagunner
Don't think Henry can be accused of hiding in the big games, by any stretch, except for a few games in his last season with us. He appeared to be injured a lot of that time and could be forgiven. On the contrary, he was the man for the big occasion and got us out of jail many a time, in the big games. Against Barcelona in the CL final, he didn't have such a bad playing day but did miss a few sitters, that's all. Who knows by how much their tapping up got to him then?
Naijagunner
I see rubberjohnny is flapping his gums again, offering his irrelevant opinion. As for TH14, whether he comes back for a second loan stint or in a coaching role, this is one Gooner who would welcome him back with open arms.
Ned Stark
All fair points. When I meant tough away games I meant more like old trafford and Stamford bridge etc. yep, looks like he has matured now.
sajit
lordjohnny - Perhaps he could be like your teams badge/mascot and be a huge cock standing on a basketball? That's inspirational.....to other cocks, I'm sure.
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