The Gunners legend was the Arsenal academy coach until Arsene Wenger gave him an ultimatum to either give up working as a Sky pundit or give up his training job, and the ex-striker decided to continue earning his millions via criticizing Arsenal rather than helping to nurture our youngsters into becoming great players.
But now that it looks like Wenger’s era as coach is comning to an end, Henry has admitted that he would come back to the Emirates, but only if the club specifically asked him to. “We are hypothetically speaking before people jump ahead of everything, [but] I have never backed down from a challenge since I was young.
“If I had listened to people who were talking about where I was going to be, I would not have been here.
“When I arrived at Arsenal, they said to me, ‘Why are you outside of the box, you will never score goals?’ with my position being on the left or whatever it was. You don’t back down from a challenge, you always think that you can.
“When I came back to play for Arsenal, everybody, all my friends were saying, ‘It can only tarnish your legacy, why are you going back there?’.
“If you love a place and they ask – I repeat, they ask – for help, you are always going to say yes. What I am saying to you is again, we are talking about hypothetical thoughts.”
It may be hypothetical, but it is often said that Henry is a good friend of Josh Kroenke, who is now over in London to oversee the new regime at the Emirates. it is quite possible that Kroenke could ask his friend to take over as caretaker, even if it just until the end of the season as atrial period. Is this now looking likely?