Thierry Henry: Why I didn’t make another Arsenal comeback
The Arsenal legend explains why he didn't return to his beloved north London club
Thierry Henry has revealed that he opted not to make another fairytale comeback to Arsenal because he didn’t want to tarnish his previous success as the club.
The 37-year-old announced his retirement from playing on Tuesday after leaving MLS side New York Red Bulls earlier this month and has joined Sky Sports as a pundit.
Speculation about whether Henry could return to Arsenal in some capacity gathered pace following his decision to leave the New York club.
But the former France international says that he did not think much about making another potential return to Arsenal this year.
“You kind of never leave Arsenal, of course everyone wants to know about the playing side,” Henry told Sky Sports.
“No, we didn’t talk too much about that. But like I said, how many comebacks do you make?
“It will turn out to be a bad movie at one point. We all love the first Rocky but I don’t know about the last one.”
He added: “Or maybe I should’ve said Rambo.”
Arsenal’s all-time record goal-scorer also insisted that he has no regrets about how his career unfolded.
“It’s hard to leave the game you love behind, but I’m at peace with what I’ve done in the game,” Henry added. “I’ve got no regrets.”