Robin van Persie believes Thierry Henry has shown great bravery by returning to Arsenal.

The former Gunners captain, who has signed a short-term loan deal from New York Red Bulls, captured the headlines once again when he came off the bench to extend his club goalscoring record as Leeds were beaten 1-0 in Monday night's FA Cup third-round tie at Emirates Stadium.

"Some people might ask why he chose to come back, because he is already a legend here," said Van Persie, who took the skipper's armband this season. "For me, it tells you everything about him; Thierry is coming back because he loves the game. If you asked 10 legends, whether they would come back, I am not sure they would have been brave enough."

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