Arsenal transfers: Arsene Wenger unsure over Thierry Henry return

Arsenal transfers: Arsene Wenger has played down the chances of Thierry Henry securing another loan spell with Gunners

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A statue of Thierry Henry was unveiled at the Emirates earlier this year Photo: davehighbury, via Flickr

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Arsene Wenger has played down the chances of Thierry Henry moving to Arsenal on loan next month.

The 35-year-old enjoyed a successful second stint in north London earlier in 2012 and netted twice in seven appearances for Arsenal while on loan from New York Red Bulls.

Wenger has been considering bringing the club’s all-time record goal-scorer back to north London for a third spell, but the Frenchman insists he has not spoken to the striker about another potential return.

“I’ve not lost interest in him,” Wenger, whose side host Newcastle on Saturday, told a news conference on Friday. “He’s still coming today [Friday] to practice with us.

“[Our relationship is] very close but, at the moment, I think he has had a second spell at the club that was very successful. You have to be cautious that it’s not one time too many.

“[I have] not completely ruled it out but I haven’t spoken about it with him at all.”

Gunners midfielder Jack Wilshere earlier this month admitted that he would “love” to see Henry seal another loan spell with Arsenal.

“It would be great to have Thierry back, he is a legend,” Wilshere said.

“The fans love him. All the staff here, the ground staff, the medical staff, they all love him. He’s a legend. I think to have him around would give the whole club a lift.”

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