Arsenal round-up: Thierry Henry confirms he is learning to coach at Arsenal

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Arsenal fans, welcome.

There’s plenty to discuss this morning, as is usually the case in the middle of a January transfer window, so we won’t hold you up with drawn out introductions.

Watch the video above or read on below for all of the latest headlines. Don’t forget to leave thoughts and opinions in the comments box provided.

Henry coaching at Arsenal

It was only a matter of time before Thierry Henry started taking the first steps towards becoming a coach and, let’s face it, he was always going to do that at Arsenal.

The Frenchman has now confirmed that he’s back with his old club steadily learning the ropes with the U18s and U19s as he pursues his A-licence through the Welsh FA.

Henry said he loved Arsenal and had asked Arsene Wenger to get involved with his setup. Future Gunners boss in the making? We’ll leave that for you to discuss.

“[Arsène Wenger and I] sit sometimes, obviously he has a lot on his plate,” Henry told the Arsenal Magazine.

“We speak about training youngsters and how it’s different to training senior players. We talk about being a manager, we talk about players from the academy. I will ask him questions on how to deal with certain situations.

“I’m obtaining my badges right now with the Welsh FA and looking to gain the A-licence. It goes without saying that I asked Arsenal if I could do that with them and be involved with the team.

“I asked the boss and he said to come, train with the under-18s and 19s and help conduct sessions. I’m just an assistant at the minute, I’m not a coach but it’s great, as you can imagine.

Pulis rules out Debuchy loan

Moving swiftly on, West Brom boss Tony Pulis has categorically ruled out a loan move for Mathieu Debuchy, despite the fact the Frenchman is looking to move on this month.

Debuchy wants more game time ahead of Euro 2016, but Pulis said the chance of him switching to The Hawthorns was a definite no. That’s in spite of the fact that Serge Gnabry is heading back to north London after having his own loan spell cut short.

Ozil hails Zidane decision

Meanwhile, Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has hailed Real Madrid’s decision to appoint Zinedine Zidane as Rafael Benitez’s replacement, despite the French legend’s obvious lack of experience.

Ozil worked with Zidane during his years at the Santiago Bernabeu and took to Instagram to express his delight at the decision to see him installed as the new head coach for Los Blancos.

Ozil described Zidane as ‘one of the greatest football players of all time’. We have to say, judging on the video below, it’s hard to disagree.

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