The former Arsenal and France striker Thierry Henry is not only working as a TV and newspaper football pundit these days, he is working towards a career in management and just needs one more badge to be fully accredited. Henry is also still working behind the scenes for Arsenal in a coaching role, so if Arsene Wenger wants to ask his former star anything he would not have far to go.
And it just so happens that Arsenal’s all-time record goalscorer has some valuable information on a possible transfer target for the summer that the prof should pay very close attention to. One thing Henry knows more about than most is the art of being a striker and he reckons that the PSG and Sweden star Zlatan Ibrahimovic is right up there with the best.
As he wrote in his column for The Sun, Henry got to know Ibra very well when they were both playing in Spain for Barcelona and unlike the accepted view of Zlatan and his attitude and life off the pitch, the Arsenal man reckons that the Swede is the model professional and that is why he is still right at the top of his game and would be a huge asset to us in the hunt for a Premier League title.
Henry revealed, “I got to know Zlatan really well when we played for Barcelona. He worked very hard in training, was always on time and preferred a quiet family life to going out partying.
“You do not succeed at the highest level for as long as he has done if you don’t look after your body.
“That might not fit in with a lot of people’s ideas about him, which are based on some of the outrageous things he comes out with in the press.”
The reputation of Ibrahimovic is the main reason I thought Wenger would be wary of this transfer but if Henry is right and the boss listens to him, who knows?