Posted on August 21, 2018 by ADMIN

Thierry Henry could return to Arsenal – As an opposing Europa League manager

After Gus Poyet’s very public falling out with the Bordeaux bosses, it has been revealed that the Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has opened talks with the Ligue 1 side to start his club management career in France. Sky Sports reported today….

Bordeaux have begun preliminary talks with Thierry Henry’s representatives about the possibility of becoming their next manager, Sky Sports News understands.

The Ligue 1 side recently suspended manager Gus Poyet after he was critical of a transfer that had been made without his knowledge.

Bordeaux sold striker Gaetan Laborde to rivals Montpellier and Poyet reacted furiously after their Europa League win over FC Mariupol, labelling the transfer “a disgrace”..

Our old boss Arsene Wenger had already revealed that Henry wanted the post when he said, in typical Wenger fashion: “Yes, he wants to do it,”

“He is intelligent and he has the qualities.

“The existential question that we always ask ourselves is whether we are ready to sacrifice our life for the coaching profession.”

Well for me the existential question I ask myself is whether this would be a good stepping stone for Henry to take on the road to becoming Arsenal manager! The ex-hitman has trained the Gunners Youth team and then went on to be assistant manager for Belgium, who performed very well at the World Cup. It would be very interesting to see if Henry can improve a team that finished 6th in Ligue 1 under Poyet last season, but has been through a lot of turmoil in recent years. With the managerial spat though, Bordeaux, like Arsenal, have lost both their opening games, but Bordeaux are expecting a takeover very shortly and there may be funds for some more players to help him in his job.

Also, interestingly, the French side are in the final play-offs against Gent for a place in the Europa League Group stages, where they could come up against the mighty Gunners!

Now that would make for an interesting game….

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24 thoughts on “Thierry Henry could return to Arsenal – As an opposing Europa League manager

  1. Phil

    Let’s hope he doesn’t return as a Player/Manager.Even at his age he will ruin our defence😂😂😂

      1. ken1945

        Khadii, comments like yours breed boredom.
        Nothing positive to say?
        Don’t feel the need to comment then!

        Henry has Arsenal DNA in him, just as Vieria does.
        Hope that we are not in the situation where we need to appoint a new manager for a long time, but we should at least keep following their progress shouldn’t we?

  2. Chiza

    I see so many people right here clamouring for Guendouzi to be starting every game….let’s not forget this guy is just 19years…he is only coming from ligue2 to premier league..that’s a huge leap and at some stage he will have some poor performances…..let’s not repeat the mistake Wenger made with wilshere by overplaying him at such a tender age…….hopefully Guendouzi would show us that he is a different player with a different mindset and with better bones,joints and ankles…….hehehehehe……..still your sweet CHIZA!!

    1. Maks

      I wouldn t worry too much about Matteo. This guy will play with Mbappe for France in years to come…

      1. Declan

        Yes he will and likely in the next international match.
        Everyone forgets Fabragas played for us at 16.

    2. GO

      Please how old is Mbappe & Dembele? I’m sorry the guy’s got it. We shouldn’t drop our best midfielder by a million miles because he’s 19. France didn’t drop Mbappe at the World Cup because its 19. PSG didn’t drop him in the league because he’s 18 and Monaco didn’t drop him because the was 17. Dortmund didn’t drop Dembele because he was 18 and doing the same with Christian Pulisic at the moment. AGE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS. GUENDOUZI is Arsenal’s most consistent player at the moment and he’s in good form. So why drop him?

      1. ks-gunner

        To be honest the players you just mentioned are caliber genius where our own Mateo is still a prospect who has still much to learn.

        1. Khadii

          They are genius now cos dey had consistent play and performances as prospects..
          Life is in stages bro

    3. gearoid de burca.

      hey cheeseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeea, how are we doing now that we have six points from our first two games. you are always so right with your predictions, spooky.

  3. Maks

    Good for Henry! Happy that he is finished with tv pundits job and more interested in really football.

  4. ks-gunner

    Henry plays a big part in me being hooked to this club. He might turn into a fine manager and tomorrow who knows he might come back to work with us again.

  5. JUSTJOY

    Mbappe is 19,
    Bisaka 20
    Smith Rowe 18
    Trent Alex. Arnold 19
    Uzoho 19
    Daniel Arzani 17

    if a player is good give him his chance to develop..

    mature and lazy like Xhaka and ozil… hell no.

    1. ozziegunner

      JUSTJOY, Daniel Azani is going to be contracted to Manchester City, but is on loan to Glasgow Celtic. Worth watching.

  6. barryglik

    The existential question?
    Is Henri ready to sacrifice
    his life for the coaching profession.
    Arsene achieved little as a player so management
    became a necessity to gain fame and fortune
    which became an obsession he regretfully left at aged 69.
    Henri on the other hand has already achieved fortune and fame as a player.
    He has similarly gained more fortune and more fame
    as a high profile TV pundit.
    He has been an assistant for a team who made the world cup semis
    albeit a team blessed with vast riches in terms of talented players.
    No world cup for 4 years so what to do until 2022?
    Player tick. Pundit tick World cup assistant tick.
    Mmm I’ll try management in a top league.
    Might come in handy if the Arsenal job comes available post 2022 world cup
    especially as P.Vieira is at Nice but still keen on the Emirates job.
    Mind you Mertz might be next and of course Arteta is still around.
    If things don’t work out he can like Garry Neville return to punditry.
    Henri is too much of a playboy to be tied down to anything
    so sacrificing life to football existentially I would say very unlikely.

  7. Chiza

    Don’t compare guendouzi to those players you mentioned like mbappe,dembele and pulisic…….these players aren’t playing in a very critical position like DM or cm…..players like mbappe,dembele and pulisic play from the wings where they can express themselves..it is more easier there…..mbappe in France had players like kante,matuidi and pogba doing the main job behind him……..the work of a DM or CM…is very critical and it involves a lot of concentration…it involves a lot of thinking and so much pressure comes with it……..guendouzi is a DM/CM…..it involves a lot of pressure……..overplaying him like wilshere might kill him……tell me how many young DM at the of 19 who is making it like dembele or mbappe…and then you see how critical that position is…..it is not a child’s play…..we need to be careful with Guendouzi

    1. barryglik

      Wilshere played for Arsenal at 17.
      Ox played for England at 18.
      Walcott went to a world cup at 17.
      But these players hardly ever played two games in a row
      and spent large chunks of their careers injured.
      They also did not play a high pressing game under Wenger.
      I agree Guendouzi needs resting otherwise he could be burnt out by November.

  8. Franko

    We need to start players who are naturally quick in the way they play and pass the ball and build our first 11 from there. Left for me I would go with these players for starters.

    Lich—–Mav—Sokratis-Monreal

    ———-Torreria—Guendouzi

    ——————Iwobi/welbeck

    Welbeck/iwobi——–Lacazette———Auba

    When Iwobi is getting tired, bring Miki in, when lacazette is getting tired, bring Ramsey in, and replace Lich with Bellerin and keep the pace and shape for 90 mins. Play Ozil and Xhaka against weaker opposition only. They will fair better in those games.

    I believe Emery can coach Welbeck to release the ball to his team mates faster and use his energy better from the wing and in the middle.

  9. Innit

    The comments against Henry doesn’t make sense.

    First he is an Arsenal LEGEND and we should wish him the best and for him to succeed. If he plays for Bordeaux then he won’t be in the premier league so we can wish him luck to win trophies.

    2nd It’s possible for him to succeed. He may flop too but maybe he will be a great manager.

    3rd. If he wins trophies he should be considered for us if there is a vacancy. He has called for a defensive midfielder and stronger defense in the past. Just because he was a striker doesn’t mean he will only be attack minded

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