Thierry Henry to speak to Arsenal about manager’s job – report

Thierry Henry is keen on becoming the new Arsenal boss and will hold talks with the club, say reports

Thierry Henry
Arsenal legend Thierry Henry Photo: Sky Sports

Thierry Henry does not want a job on the backroom staff at Arsenal but will speak to the club about the possibility of becoming manager, according to reports in the British media.

The Daily Mail is reporting that the former French striker is not interested in joining the club in a secondary role but would be open to the prospect of being appointed as Arsene Wenger’s successor.

Arsenal the on the lookout for a new manager after Arsene Wenger stood down as Gunners boss after almost 22 years in charge of the north London club this summer.

Henry has naturally been touted as a possible candidate to take over from Wenger given his stature at the club.

However, the same report says that it is former midfielder Mikel Arteta who is closest to taking over at The Emirates, with the 36-year-old believed to be in “advanced talks” with Arsenal.

The story says that Henry is keen to present his ideas to the Arsenal board as he looks to establish himself as one of the candidates for the job.

Arsenal are set to have to make do without Champions League football next season after the Gunners finished in sixth place in the Premier League table this term.

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