Former Arsenal defender and legend Martin Keown has boldly stated that the return of the gunners most prolific scorer ever Thierry Henry could inspire the team and spark the end of the current trophy drought.
Keown, who won twice won the double with Arsenal, was the first to predict the return of the talismanic Frenchman and thinks the upcoming match against Leeds United will be a great stage for Henry to make his return.
Keown said on the situation:
He has been magnificent against Leeds in the past. It will be a treat for the fans, the manager and the player himself. It’s like being transported back in time — a fantasy come true for everyone.
He may be a bit slower. And it might not be till the end of the two-month loan that we see glimpses of what he did before.
But I think his return will restore Arsenal’s pride. It will energise Arsene Wenger and he’ll be a huge influence on the young stars such as Jack Wilshere and Theo Walcott. Theo idolises him. It could certainly galvanise the team into winning a trophy.
There was a glint in [Wenger’s] eye and I wondered if he would bring him back.
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At the beginning of the season, Arsenal had lost a gumshield and were lying on the floor on their backs. Now, they’re on our feet and I think Thierry can deliver a knockout punch. He is the best athlete I’ve ever seen with a pair of boots on.
I for one am excited to see the Frenchman make his return to playing for Arsenal. I am in no way expecting to see the Frenchman produce the quality he once had, but no doubt he will still bring some great play up front for the gunners!