Henry returns to Arsenal in coaching role

The 37-year-old was tipped for a backroom role by the manager last year and has now started work with the club’s academy

Arsene Wenger has confirmed Thierry Henry has taken up a coaching role at Arsenal within the club’s academy.

Wenger revealed late last year that the club’s all-time top scorer could take up a backroom role after bringing the curtain down on his stellar playing career.

The 37-year-old began work at the club recently with a view to earning his coaching badges, and Wenger is confident the World Cup-winning former striker’s experience will benefit Arsenal’s youngsters.

“Thierry Henry is making his first steps as a coach,” Wenger confirmed to reporters.

“It’s good for our youngsters to be coached by him. He’s been here once or twice. All our former players are welcome to come back here and get their coaching badges. We’re happy to have him.”

Henry spent eight years at Arsenal, during which time he won two Premier League titles and three FA Cups before moving on to join Barcelona. 

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