Thierry Henry has declared that he hopes to return to Arsenal in the future.
He left the club to join Barcelona before eventually moving MLS club New York Red Bulls, where he is still playing at the age of 35.
Since being in America, he has re-joined Arsenal on loan in 2012, and was expected to repeat the move earlier this winter.
Despite failing to secure a move back to the Emirates Stadium last month, Henry is still hopeful that he will spend a third spell with the club once his time in New York ends:
“All I know is that I will be involved in the game for sure and hopefully be involved with Arsenal because that is the heart talking there, that’s the team that I support. Forget about me as a player, that’s the team I support.” He is quoted by the Daily Mail.
“In any type or shape, if I can go back to the club I would love to do it, but it’s not up to me. That would be a desire, more a desire than something that can be officialised, I still have two years playing here and then I will see.
“But I would definitely love to be back with Arsenal.”
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has come in for criticism this season, with his side performing below expectations.
Henry is saddened by the treatment his former boss is receiving, and believes that his past glories should be appreciated to a greater extent by the fans:
“When you don’t win people are always going to question your work, your legacy and what you did before. It is sad somehow but that is the way the game is. What are you going to do?”
“For me, it is difficult to hear, difficult to see, but for me the boss will always be Arsene – always great for me and I know what he has done for the club.”
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