Gunners legend Theirry Henry has officially joined Arsenal for two months on a loan deal from his MLS side New York Red Bulls.
The Frenchman has admitted that initially it was not planned and he was simply training with the side to maintain fitness and finesse during his American sides off season, however he couldn’t turn down the offer to wear Gunners colours again.
Henry told Arsenal Player:
It’s kind of unreal because you are talking about a statue and here I am now a few weeks later playing for Arsenal.
It wasn’t planned. You can ask the boss, he said it himself – he was thinking about it but he didn’t talk to me and then it happened pretty fast.
Arsenal and me has always been a love story, with some bad days. Hopefully people agree with me that there were more good days than bad, but I just love the Club.
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For me being able to come here and train, being in the dressing room and seeing all the training staff, I have no words to describe it. To wear the jersey one more time, I can only be honoured.
People might think I am just saying that, but when I left this Club I cried and I cried for the statue. I haven’t cried a lot in my career, but when I do it seems that something is happening with Arsenal.
In my time here I always tried to be honest, and I think the fans can see that. When I am happy, I am happy and when I am not they can see it too.
They say love is blind, but it is difficult for me to say no to Arsenal.
Henry has made 370 appearances for the Club and is Arsenal’s all-time leading goalscorer with 226 goals. He will wear the No 12 shirt, and is in line to face Leeds this weekend in the FA Cup.
This is a massive boost for Wenger and the side as Van Persie will have another striking partner of extremely high calibre once again, and he will provide extra experience for a younger side that will be played against Leeds this weekend.
Arsenal players have continually hailed Henry’s class despite the strikers age and it looks like he will genuinely be up to the task of the fast paced Premier League still.