Henry wishes for Arsenal return

The 37-year-old believes he still has something to offer on the pitch, while Arsene Wenger has said the Frenchman will “certainly” return at some point in the future

Thierry Henry admits he is keen to return to Arsenal and has indicated that he is not ready to retire following his departure from New York Red Bulls.

The 37-year-old has called time on his four-and-a-half-year stint in Major League Soccer and has been linked with a move back to Arsene Wenger’s side, where he won two Premier League titles and remains the club’s all-time highest goalscorer.

When asked about a potential return to Arsenal, Henry told reporters: “Christmas is arriving soon, so it’s a wish.

“It’s not something that’s going to happen like this, but it is a wish.

“I do think I still can play.

“It’s all a bit blurry right now. It has only been a day [since I left Red Bulls]. We will see what happens.”

Arsene Wenger also believes that Henry will “certainly” return to Arsenal in some capacity but insists the Frenchman will be given time to consider his options.

“He is an Arsenal man. The best moment certainly of his life and of his career has been experienced here,” said the Gunners manager.

“Certainly one day he will come back here. In what role I don’t know, that is what he has to think about: what direction he wants to give to his next life.”

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