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New York Red Bulls striker Thierry Henry will train with Arsenal in a bid to keep up his fitness during the MLS winter break – prompting reports that he could make another sensational return to the club in January.
The 35-year-old could be brought in as a back-up forward in January when Gervinho and Marouane Chamakh head to the Africa Cup of Nations.
During his first stint with the Gunners between 1999 and 2007, Henry became Arsenal’s leading goalscorer of all time.
It is also believed that the ex-France international could return to the north London for a third spell as a player, although any deal is dependent on New York Red Bulls’ terms and agreement.
“This year we lose Gervinho again as they are playing the Africa Cup of Nations two years in a row. So we will be confronted with a shortage – particularly if (Marouane) Chamakh should go. Then we will be short”, admitted Wenger.
Henry returned to Arsenal earlier this year for a loan two-month spell with the club, scoring two goals.
Arsenal have a tough set of fixtures in January with games against Southampton, Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool providing stern tests, while FA Cup clashes and a potential Capital One Cup semi-final could make the month even harder.
Do you think Gunners’ boss Arsene Wenger should bring back Thierry Henry to Arsenal in January?
Have your say by voting in the poll below and leaving your views in the comments section.
Should Arsenal re-sign Thierry Henry on loan again in January?
- Yes, he'd be great back-up. (71%, 765 Votes)
- No (29%, 313 Votes)
- Other (leave a comment below) (0%, 5 Votes)
Total Voters: 1,083
Newcastle today announced that Joey Barton has been placed on the transfer list, while his agent revealed that two London-based clubs have already approached him.
At 28-years-old, Barton still has a lot to offer. Being a dead-ball specialist as well as an aggressive and rugged midfielder, the former Man City player would bring to Arsenal some of what they currently lack – character, experience and depth.
However, Barton’s reputation speaks for itself and immediately calls into question whether signing him would disrupt the dressing room environment. Known for being an English bad-boy with a catalogue of violent offences and poor behaviour, Barton has proved to be a nightmare to handle for his former managers.
Although no-one can deny that Barton would improve Arsenal in various ways as well as being a bargain, many Gooners will feel that a move to north London may prove more of a gamble than a solution.
Who was your Arsenal Man of the Match against Leeds?
- Samir Nasri (52%, 393 Votes)
- Bacary Sagna (15%, 114 Votes)
- Laurent Koscielny (9%, 68 Votes)
- Alex Song (9%, 66 Votes)
- Johan Djourou (4%, 30 Votes)
- Robin van Persie (2%, 19 Votes)
- Andrey Arshavin (2%, 18 Votes)
- Nicklas Bendtner (2%, 16 Votes)
- Denilson (2%, 13 Votes)
- Kieran Gibbs (1%, 8 Votes)
- Marouane Chamakh (1%, 8 Votes)
- Wojciech Szczęsny (1%, 6 Votes)
- Gaël Clichy (0%, 3 Votes)
- Cesc Fábregas (0%, 1 Votes)
Total Voters: 763