Thierry Henry: I want to be the next Arsenal boss

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Thierry Henry has admitted he would love to become Arsenal manager one day - but only after Arsene Wenger finally calls it a day.

The Frenchman left Arsenal for Barcelona in 2007 but not before establishing himself as a club legend in north London.

Henry scored 228 goals in 377 appearances for Arsenal - a record which makes him the club's all-time leading goalscorer.

Now with the New York Red Bulls, Henry had a loan spell back with the Gunners in January 2012 - but admits he has his sights set on a more permanent return to the Emirates Stadium in the future.

Speaking on the Graham Norton show, he said: "The thing is I have so much respect for Arsene, and if it does happen eventually, one day, it is going to have to be after him.

"I don’t actually want to talk about it right now because he is doing such a great job, but hopefully after him, yes.”

Wenger has been in the hotseat at Arsenal since 1996, and recent reports suggest he is about to put to bed rumours that he could leave and put pen to paper on a new deal.

Perhaps Wenger's shrewdest move during his time in north London was securing the services of Henry from Juventus. 

When it finally came for Henry to say goodbye to Arsenal fans after eight years at the club, the 36-year-old admitted he shed a few tears.

"It was hard and I cried - it wasn't an easy thing to do," he explained.

"But the team wasn't going the way I wanted it to. I don't regret leaving."

Arsenal are in with a chance of winning their first Premier League title this season since Henry left, having not claimed the prized crown since 2004.

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