Arsenal boss confirms Henry return
Arsene Wenger delighted to welcome Thierry Henry back to Arsenal on loan
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed that a two-month loan deal to bring striker Thierry Henry back to the club 'will certainly happen'.
The Gunners' chief revealed that insurance agreements still have to be reached with the New York Red Bulls before the move is completed, but is confident that the club legend will be in action at the Emirates Stadium in January.
"It can only be positive because he has exceptional talent. He is experienced, he is quality, and can help the players on and off the pitch," said Wenger in his press conference ahead of tomorrow's clash against QPR.
"He still has class, pace and quality. He is here to help the club he loves. But we must not put too much pressure on him. He is 34. He needs two good weeks' work. He is here to help – not suddenly be the main player.
"It shows that Arsenal is always special to players, such as Sol Campbell, Jens Lehmann and now Thierry. When Robin [Van Persie] and Thierry play together we will do very well."
Henry left the north London outfit for Barcelona in 2007, and after three seasons in Spain followed the footsteps of David Beckham to the MLS in America.
The Frenchman remains Arsenal's all-time leading goalscorer after eight years of success at Highbury, but at 34-years-old will no-longer be the main man during his second short spell for the club.
That honour falls to Dutch hitman Van Persie, and Wenger expects the pair to form a fine partnership on the field.
"We are concious that he is 34 years old and he will be just enough for us. He is here to help, when we need him he will play," added the Frenchman.
"They are two good players who can give the ball and score so why would they not work together well?"