Thierry Henry has officially re-joined the Gunners as part of the attacking set-up in a bid to increase the clubs striking efficiency.
Henry’s work will start with the under 21’s and under 18’s, where he will act as an attacking coach. What a mentor that is for the youngsters to have. Hopefully our youngsters can mature quickly under his guidance.
It is conceivable that Henry will play some part in first team training. Perhaps if he impresses in the youth set up, he will get his chance to work his magic on Arsenal’s first team forward. The likes of Olivier Giroud could certainly benefit from his finishing tips, whilst Walcott could do with learning more about general centre forward play.
The Sky Sports Pundit seemed excited at re-joining the club that made him the legend he is now known as. He said:
“I want to try to give back what I’ve learned and pass on advice. It is also for me to learn and see how to prepare a training session, be a coach.
“Hopefully what I say to the kids is going to help them. They respect what you have done [as a player] but you need to talk sense if what you say is going to have an impact on their career or [their performance] on the day.
“Arsenal is a family and you never really leave. It will always be in me and it’s nice to be working with the younger players. I am very happy with that.”
What do you think about Henry’s return? Will it have a positive effect, or will his arrogance act as a negative to our youngsters? Personally I’m all for former players returning as coaches, let us know what you think by commenting below.