After announcing that he was leaving the New York Red Bulls, everyone is speculating about the future of Thierry Henry. Will he go to India or China to extend his career? Or will he go back to Arsenal as a coach? The player has stated that it is his “wish” to return to Arsenal. However, he does not know when and in what capacity that will be.
Andrew Heiberger interjects that if Arsene Wenger has any sense about him, he will get on the phone to Henry and persuade him to return as a coach. Henry is one of the greatest players to have played in the Premier League. He is undoubtedly Arsenal’s best ever player. If anyone can improve the likes of Olivier Giroud and Danny Welbeck, it is Henry. His mere presence in the dressing room and on the training pitch would inspire the current squad.
It is clear that something is missing at Arsenal. The club may have won the FA Cup last season, but their last league title was ten years ago. They have not even mounted a title challenge in the past decade. Henry was part of Arsenal’s “invincibles” side. He knows exactly what it takes to win the Premier League. The depth of knowledge he would bring to Arsenal would be extraordinary.
The time is right for Henry to return to Arsenal. There is no need for him to extend his playing career after all he has achieved. His first steps into coaching should be in North London and they should happen this season.