Thierry Henry; where does the Arsenal legend go next?

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Thierry Henry has fulfilled his four and a half year contract at New York Red Bulls and has left the club after they were knocked out of the Eastern Conference play offs against New England Revolution.

The 37-year-old Frenchman will be disappointed to leave New York Red Bulls on such a low note but he can be proud of what he has achieved during his time in the MLS, having won the Eastern Conference title twice (2010, 2013) and the Supporters' Shield (2013).

Henry in the U.S

On a personal level for Henry he can boast featuring in the MLS team, winning the Best MLS Player ESPY Award, being named MLS player of the month (March 2012) and managing 52 goals in 135 games.

Despite Henry's age he was still a vital part of the New York Red Bulls, bringing all his class to the MLS. Henry won the World Cup and the European Championship (1998 & 2000) on an international level and at club level one Ligue 1 title, two La Liga titles and two Premier League titles.

The Frenchman certainly brought Va Va Voom to the MLS with some classy goals, including the long range blast against Sporting Kansas City and the spectacular overhead kick against Montreal Impact.

Where now?

Henry has stated that he will remain in the game and that will please many a fan who will be hoping that the Frenchman will join their club either playing or coaching.

 "The decision has always been that I would leave after the duration of my contract," 

"I'll take the next few weeks to decide on the next chapter of my career."

"One thing is certain: I will stay in football, as a coach, a consultant or executive. We will see."

"One thing is certain: I will stay in football, as a coach, a consultant or executive. We will see"

"The second certainty is that I would love to see Arsenal win the Champions League. Whether that is from near or far does not depend on me, but it is sure I'd like to help. This is my club and, as a player, I was not able to give them the Champions League."

The question at the moment is will Henry return as a player? Having stated how well Henry has been performing in the MLS it would come as no surprise that he is still being linked with moves to clubs all over the world.

Arsenal have obviously been linked with a move for their all time top goal scorer and this could be a real possibility, with Arsene Wenger congratulating his fellow Frenchman on his 20 year playing career and he confirming his belief that Henry will be at the club again at some point.

The man, the legend

When it comes to Henry you cannot help but love him, no matter who you support. He arrived in New York a legend and left a local hero due to his down-to-Earth attitude, helping soccer become more popular in the USA along the way.

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