The Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has made it clear that there is every chance that Thierry Henry could come back to play for Arsenal on a short-term loan in January, when the Ivorian striker Gervinho will be away at the African Cup of Nations again.
Wenger also made it clear that Marouane Chamakh is fully expected to find another club during the transfer window which means he will be missing two strikers at the same time and could use someone with Henry’s charisma.
Henry is again coming over to train with Arsenal during the MLS close season, and Wenger was asked directly if he was thinking about another loan and he replied: “Would I sign him again in January? I don’t know. But I don’t rule it out, and I don’t know if he is interested. Last year I did it because we lost Gervinho. This year we lose Gervinho again, so we will be confronted with a shortage. Especially if for example, Chamakh should go, because I cannot stand in his way now. Then we will be short.”
Henry himself was more than happy to admit that he would play for the Gunners again if asked. He said: “I would like to go back to England with Arsenal for sure. I wasn’t planning to go back to play last season. 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 Arsène about it so I don’t know what capacity I could go back in.”
Personally I think Henry should come back as an excellent example to the younger players of how a model professional should act, even if he doesn’t play……