Arsenal could do worse than bringing back Thierry Henry (again)
After Arsene Wenger’s close season signings of Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud, things were beginning to look up at the Emirates. But then came Robin Van Persie and his earth-shattering ‘message’ for the fans on his personal website revealing his desire to leave north London.
Suddenly optimism turned to gloom, frowns remaining upside down for Gooners. But things could get rosy again if Arsenal repeat last season’s trick and bring back Thierry Henry (yeah, seriously).
After the legendary Frenchman chipped home his 11th goal of the MLS campaign for New York Red Bulls, he gave his former manager a timely reminder of the ability he still has to find the back of the net.
With RVP inching closer to a move to Manchester, and the Professor indicating that Nicklas Bendtner’s future lies away from Highbury and Islington, perhaps the club could do worse than returning to the Big Apple to take the Red Bulls’ star striker.
Henry recently admitted he still thinks about coming back to Arsenal, although did suggest any return may be in a coaching capacity. But if Wenger is looking for attacking back-up to supplement first-choice Giroud and first-reserve Marouane Chamakh, he need look no further.
The Gunners’ former number 14 has still got form, fitness and about all finishing ability. Perhaps a short-termist measure, Henry would offer more than Park Chu-Young. Not hard, but one to mull over for the manager.