Thierry Henry joined Monaco as a tender 15 year old before going on to becoming Arsenal’s biggest goalscoring legend, and now at 44 he is starting his managing career back at his the club that gave him his very first contract. Henry himself announced on Twitter how proud he is to return to Monaco….
This week the BBC, bored perhaps of the international break, started a debate about who is the greatest ever Premiership team. The games governing body themselves have long voted Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’ as winners of that accolade, one of several awards we have received for going a League campaign undefeated.
Since the Arsenal legend Thierry Henry gave up his job at Sky and announced that he wanted to concentrate on a full time management job, he has been linked with many possible destinations. The international side from Qatar was the first possibility (other than as Wenger’s replacement of course), and then there was the chance of taking over at Aston Villa which looked like a live possibility, but now it looks like he has landed the plum job at Monaco who were French Champions just a couple of years ago.
So it would appear that the rumours were true and it was Arsenal’s decision to withdraw the contract offer to Aaron Ramsey, well that is what the Welshman is now saying. “Everything has been going great with the club,” he said. “We thought we were in a position where we had agreed a deal but that’s no longer the case.
It was a big surprise when Arsenal sent Reiss Nelson out on loan to to the Bundesliga club Hoffenheim at the end of the transfer rwindow, but we were reassured by the fact that he signed a new three-year contract before moving to Germany. Unai Emery obviously knew that it would be hard for him to break into the Arsenal first team this season but with a good season in the German top tier he could return to us with a much better chance of playing and with much wider experience.
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