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Thierry Henry set to become assistant manager of Arsenal’s Under-18 side.

Thierry Henry set to become assistant manager of Arsenal’s Under-18 side

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Thierry Henry has been working with Arsenal’s youngsters this season and will become the assistant manager of the club’s Under-18 side ahead of the 2016-17 campaign.

This is according to Goal, who have exclusively revealed that Henry is expected to become Kwame Ampadu’s No.2 from next season.

Henry gained his UEFA A coaching license in March, under the guidance of the Welsh FA, while working alongside Arsenal’s youth teams but will be handed an official role this summer.

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The news will be welcomed by the Gunners’ fans, who regard the former France international as a genuine club legend.

Henry has a statue outside the Emirates Stadium, in recognition of his remarkable achievements during his eight-year stint with the north London outfit, and is the club’s all-time top scorer with 228 goals.

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Henry will continue at Sky Sports

As well as working with Arsenal’s youngsters since ending his playing career in 2014, Henry has also been working as a pundit on Sky Sports.

It’s understood the 38-year-old will combine his job with Sky and his new coaching role.

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Henry accused of favouritism

Henry found himself at the centre of a favouritism row last month, following the completion of his UEFA A License.

Some people studying alongside Henry with the FAW for the coaching badge felt the former Arsenal and Barcelona star had been ‘fast-tracked’ and could not have completed the work required to gain the qualification during the relatively short time he was on the course.

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“There was no way humanly possible Thierry had even completed his UEFA B licence and could have finished all his assessments and tasks on the A licence when everyone else participating on the course has not even had the chance,” Will Foley, a former Swansea City player who nows works as a coach, was quoted as saying by the Independent in March.

Henry tipped to manage Arsenal in future

Henry, with his current qualifications, is able to manage a team below Premier League level or a youth academy.

He has also been linked with the Arsenal job, tipped by some to replace Arsene Wenger once his compatriot finally walks away from the Emirates Stadium.

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Henry is currently the bookmakers’ joint-fifth for the gig, alongside former teammate Patrick Vieira.

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