Thierry Henry is set to have an amazing third stint as an Arsenal player after the Gunners concluded an agreement with the French striker’s club New York Red Bulls. The MLS team will not start playing football again until March, and Henry will be an Arsenal player from January 1st for an initial six week period.
That period could be extended, and the Sun reports that it could even last for the whole of the Premier league season. Henry has already trained with the Arsenal squad, and his fitness and sharpness are greatly improved from his loan spell last season, so Wenger feels he could have more of an impact in the Premier league. His winning mentality, experience and love of Arsenal could also be a massive boost to the other players.
The American club would surely be unhappy with this arrangement, but they were not keen for Henry to come at all, suggesting that the player has a big say in what he does. Also, the way the MLS is set up means that as long as the Red Bulls are not awful, Henry’s presence at the end is what really matters, with a play-offs and cup final determining the winner.
First things first, however, we will have the King back for January and half of February at least. How long he stays will probably depend on how well those six weeks go.