Arsene Wenger hints at Arsenal return for Thierry Henry

The Arsenal manager suggests that he would be open to giving the striker a coaching role

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Arsene Wenger has hinted that he is open to giving Thierry Henry a coaching role at Arsenal.

The former Gunners captain’s contract with MLS side New York Red Bulls is set to expire next month, with the 37-year-old reportedly considering hanging up his playing boots.

And the Frenchman has suggested that Arsenal’s all-time record goal-scorer could be set to take up a coaching job at his former club.

“It’s not impossible,” said Wenger. “I welcome people who have played for us to come back but not [for just] an honorary job.

“It has to be a job that is available and one where you get up in the morning and do something.”

Wenger continued: “Has he the quality to be a manager? Yes… but he has to decide to sacrifice his life,’ he added.

“When you’re a player, you think it’s so simple to be a manager. When you are a manager, you think it’s so complicated suddenly and if you’re not prepared for that you cannot survive.

“One quality that you need is resistance to criticism when you feel it’s not justified. I don’t know how he’ll handle that.

“He has to learn the job first. I have seen so many who have the qualities and they have not survived their first job because they are not ready.”

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