Should Arsenal should bring Henry back? – As a player?

Titi must return to the Emirates By Twig

I am not a Chelsea fan, but seeing Drogba in his second spell still doing the business for Chelsea gave me a warm fuzzy feeling. It was like watching a repeat of history. Although Drogba has tormented my Arsenal team quite severely over the years I was quite pleased when Mourinho signed him up for a second spell. Drogba will probably call it quits at Chelsea which will be the most befitting end to his amazing career with the Blues.

We also have our own hero – a man who’s arguably the best Premier League player ever – who could do with such a swansong as Drogba is having at Chelsea. Thierry Henry is just a year older than Drogba and having played 35 times for the New York Red Bulls in the just concluded season is still very fit for a man of his age. Wenger and Ray Parlour have recently mooted the possibility of Henry returning to Arsenal in a coaching capacity, but I still think there’s still enough fuel in the tank to do one half season for this current Arsenal side, before hanging his boots for ever.

Even if he doesn’t play many games – and he shouldn’t expect to – there’s a lot to be gained from having him in the squad. For example, forwards like Danny Welbeck and Theo Walcott have often been compared with Thierry Henry due to their blistering pace and playing style. They still don’t quite have his finishing yet and simply interacting with him daily in the training ground could help them improve that aspect of their game. The move would also have a huge morale boosting effect on the squad as well which could have a positive impact on the pitch even if he doesn’t play.

Our most pressing need at the moment is of course not in the striking department but in defence and midfield. It would seem that there’s no place for Henry in the present squad, but space could be created in order to make such a fairytale happen. Yaya Sanogo is currently down the pecking order behind Welbeck and Giroud and if both are fit is unlikely to get any game at all. A loan move in January would do no harm to his development and would allow us to sign Henry – and for free!

So Gooners what do you think? Would a move for Henry be a good idea, or you don’t see any point in it at all? How about Henry lifting the FA cup trophy at Wembley for one last time – or pushing it further – finally winning the Champions League trophy that he desperately wanted to win for Arsenal but was never able to?


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  1. ryanh27 says:

    Drogba is a year younger and is still doing alright… class is permanent, and its not like we would ask him to play every game, its more of the mental boost it will give the team and the fans surrounding the cub, I’m all for it, why not give the man the legendary send off he deserves…

    1. Tas says:

      i don’t think now is time to take chances, i hear Man-U will spend 350 million pounds in the next two years Chelsea who is already a full squad and still toying with the idea of buying Messi, City will sell few deadwood and buy big and we are thinking of signing 38 year old striker, i love TH but come on guys we are suppose to be fighting back to greatness and catch up to Europe’s elite, Man-U is linked wit every player we the Arsenal supporters are asking for and guess who will buy them.

    2. jermaineBryan says:

      We should persuade him to play for psg for 18months and this would allow them to let cavani go wishful thinking

      If Henry was to come in it would give licence for sanogoo and campbell to be loaned

  2. jobho says:

    he has done business before, why can’t he do it again i say yes why not after all he is our Legend

  3. jobho says:

    he has done business before, why can’t he do it again i say yes why not after all he is our Legend. let go for it

  4. Tyno says:

    There are offers that CAN’T be rejected, and this tops the list.

  5. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    Wenger has been wearing a bulletproof vest ever since Henry left NY so doubt its happening

  6. 007 says:

    Hell yeah!!!

    The king should definitely return and end his playing career and start a new career here (hell if Chelsea has plans for Drog, the king deserves a role at Arsenal too). He could be a huge moral booster in the locker room and our strikers can learn a lot from him. We could see how his presence positively affected the team the last time he was here. Even if he will only play 2 games I say bring him.

    And when the hell is Theo coming back, at this rate it seems we should expect him in January.

    But what do I know, I don’t get 8m to think about such!!!

  7. Aggelos says:

    I would love to see it.

  8. TioMoses says:

    It’d be a nice touch to see him play his last games here at home where he belongs. Whether that comes as a brief sub appearance in the FA cup or something, I don’t know, but we can all agree that we love the guy and he belongs here one way or another.

  9. Malik says:

    I would say a BIG FAT YES but i don’t think henry would agree with sitting on the bench, he went to New york red bulls when he could’ve gone to another european top club because the man Needs games, I don’t think henry will sit on the bench if I’m being honest

  10. Thando says:

    Diaby will get a new deal and mings is the player we are signing,god help us!what have we arsenal fans done wrong

  11. Budd says:

    Totti is almost 40 for fu ck sake and he plays for Roma. Granted, Serie A is not as pacy as Premier League but we can use Henry for some minutes every game.
    If Wenger won’t make him an offer then Mourinho sure will make one. The last one does not have principles, the last one always goes for the throat.

  12. AYZAY says:

    Mings, wenger has given us some hope on mings

  13. leo says:

    yes he is that leader we need in the dressing room till the end of the season zanetti/maldini/scholes all have shown it or drogba at chelski

    1. Tas says:

      come on guys lets get real think with your heads and not with your emotions, do we want a top flight team or we are happy with plodding alone, if its the later then stop complaining about being 4th.

  14. eznido says:

    There is no down side to bringing the king back. Podolski can be sold in January, and sanogo can be sent on loan.

    1. jermaineBryan says:

      Henry is more fitter than podolski I saw him play vs bayern and he was by far the best on the pitch. And they had first teamers playing. His influence on the pitch would make him the idea temporary podolski replacement.

      He plays well in evry att position and won’t be needed every week.He may not be a 90min player but he is a great sub to have and will take his chance like podolski.

  15. whitehelios says:

    Maybe henry can be like giggs in his last year in MU as staff + player. Arsenal team really need mentor of finishing. But it’s up to him whether he still wants to play regularly or not.

  16. arselonia says:

    I’m with out on this man…..nice one pal.

  17. optimisticgooner says:

    Bring him back!! He will show our strikers that just one chance is enough to score, like he did against Leeds in fa cup. His fitness level may hav dropped but he hasn’t lost his scoring touch at all, just look at his mls goals.

  18. Mistamonn says:

    If only for the fact that it would afford him the chance to retire at Arsenal, I say “SIGN HIM”.
    He could be a player/Striker Coach. Campbell and Poldi ain’t getting no play time anyways.

  19. arsenalkid1970 says:

    Get him back as player & AW number 2 simple. Arsenal needs a New lease of life and MR TH would muster that up

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