Thierry Henry won’t join Arsenal for a third spell, insists Gunners boss Arsene Wenger.
The 35-year-old Arsenal legend has been training at the club’s Hertfordshire base camp to maintain his fitness following the culmination of the MLS season with the New York Red Bulls. There had been speculation that this would lead to Arsenal re-signing Henry for a third time, just like Wenger had in the last January transfer window. His second spell at the club proved to be a successful one with Henry scoring twice in four appearances, one a crucial late winner at the Stadium of Light against Sunderland – gaining two points that ultimately were the difference between finishing third over fourth – and as it happened, securing Champions League football this season which they wouldn’t have received for finishing fourth.
In the end Henry extended his incredible Arsenal return to 228 goals.
Wenger said this time out Henry is just not ready for the demands of first team football at Arsenal;
“He is not ready, he has just come back from holiday anyway. At the moment we are not on that case.”
The Arsenal boss was speaking after the disappointing 1-1 draw at Southampton on Tuesday night and added about Henry;
“I think he goes away somewhere… No [it is not happening]“.
Showing he still knows how to find the back of the net, Henry has hit 15 goals in 25 appearances for the New York Red Bulls in the 2012 season.
source – bbc sport
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This article was first posted on January 2, 2013