Thierry Henry coming back to Arsenal BUT for How Long?

Thierry Henry is set to have an amazing third stint as an Arsenal player after the Gunners concluded an agreement with the French striker’s club New York Red Bulls. The MLS team will not start playing football again until March, and Henry will be an Arsenal player from January 1st for an initial six week period.

That period could be extended, and the Sun reports that it could even last for the whole of the Premier league season. Henry has already trained with the Arsenal squad, and his fitness and sharpness are greatly improved from his loan spell last season, so Wenger feels he could have more of an impact in the Premier league. His winning mentality, experience and love of Arsenal could also be a massive boost to the other players.

The American club would surely be unhappy with this arrangement, but they were not keen for Henry to come at all, suggesting that the player has a big say in what he does. Also, the way the MLS is set up means that as long as the Red Bulls are not awful, Henry’s presence at the end is what really matters, with a play-offs and cup final determining the winner.

First things first, however, we will have the King back for January and half of February at least. How long he stays will probably depend on how well those six weeks go.

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45 thoughts on “Thierry Henry coming back to Arsenal BUT for How Long?

  1. leo

    for a week i heard but wenger wants him till season end but seriously we should be looking at more players beside henry he is just a temperory solution we want permanent one & now with theo leaving we need more that 3-4 players in jan

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  2. artillery1

    We need Him For Long time, no one In Our Team has TASTE of Trophies!
    WE need great great Mentality About Winning!
    He Vl Have Great IMPACT on Team!
    We missing Leader!

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  3. leo

    henry for 6 weeks sorry i don’t think his club will allow him 2 stay beyond that

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  4. Somtee

    Good for Arsenal but for how long what we should be looking to sign should a long term player

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  5. artillery1

    Hidden due to low comment rating. Click here to see.

    Out of tune?. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 4 Thumb down 14

  6. Sank

    why no is considering erikson of ajax, his contract expires at the end of season.

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  7. john 3:16

    Thumbs UP for Usmanov and Dein

    Thumbs DOWN for Kroenke and Gazidis

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  8. john 3:16

    Thumbs UP for Wenger to stay as manager

    Thumbs DOWN for Wenger to resign/get sacked

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  9. john 3:16

    Thumbs UP if you think we WILL finish in the top 4 this season

    Thumbs DOWN if you think we WON’T finish in the top 4 this season

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  10. Lawrence gf

    Henry back is good news.

    Now for

    Vieira
    Keown
    Sansom
    Woodcock
    Jennings
    Thomas
    Seaman
    Petrovic
    And Smith.

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  11. spider

    Henry will still be coming back to ARSENAL in 2050 with his zimmer frame, and wengerites will be saying the king is back! He’ll win us trophies!

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  12. mala

    We need Sagna & Walcott to stay more than we need Henry back! Arsenal is trying to fool the fans again by using Henry’s comeback to distract us from the pain of losing another 2 key players!

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  13. spider

    @mala spot on bro! like I’ve always said wenger aint spending no money in January’s transfer window, he is gonna bring a couple of players on loan like henry, its all a front!

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  14. Gunner_Nation

    Its great to see Henry back, but we need him longer than 6 weeks or its just a waste. And you now get the feeling that Wanger isnt going to buy another striker now that he brought in Henry. And we are probably going to sell Walcott and Sagna either this or the summer transfer window. This club is an absolute mess right now.

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  15. cliffordkudos

    Must Henry come back every season?I hope won’t stop wenger from doing some thing in the summer?…spirited Gunners all d way!

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  16. cliffordkudos

    Must Henry come back every season?I hope won’t stop wenger from doing some thing tangible in the summer?…spirited Gunners all d way!

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  17. GOONERGETYA

    Henry is a great player but will that mean we don,t get many signings is jan because henry is back !!!!! i think henry would struggle now to play reguar in the premier league, he is not getting any younger and we should not have to wait for him to come back to get us out of the sh_t each year !!!!! Buy proven players in stead of may be’s and we would not be in this situation every year,

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  18. AJ

    With all respect for Henry, I say we do not need him. We need some proper signing. Not paper over the cracks. Last time we ended up paying a 170000 a week for him on wages and accommodation. It’s shameful for the person teaching us financial prudence to do that.

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  19. leo

    @somtee theo walcott & sagna are set to leave arsenal next theo wants 100 a week arsenal won’t offer more than 75 lfc looks fav sources even claim that a fee of around 7-8m has been agreed still no details sagna will leave his replacement could be m’biwa ,arshavin,santos,chammakh could as well are all set to leave in jan arsenal are already in talks with athletico madrid for adrian lopez he is theo’s replacement also we could sign zaha/holtby & huntelaar expect 3-5 signigs acc to the media jan will be imp for arsenal

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  20. VonMich

    Great news, so our season is saved with Henry :/ Seriously, with all respect to king Henry, we need some HUGE recruits

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  21. john 3:16

    Walcott, Podolski and Sagna all out for Saturday. To go with Koscielny, Santos, Diaby and Fabianski. So much for beating West Brom!

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  22. john 3:16

    Line-Up v West Brom

    (4-2-3-1)

    SZCZESNY

    JENKINSON
    MERTESACKER
    VERMAELEN
    GIBBS

    WILSHERE
    ARTETA

    OXLADE-CHAMBERLAIN
    CAZORLA
    ROSICKY

    GIROUD

    Subs:
    Mannone
    Djourou
    Coquelin
    Ramsey
    Arshavin
    Gervinho
    Chamakh

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  23. haywill

    Hurray!!!
    Now I will purchase Arsenal jersey with Henry’s name on the back :):):)

    LONG LIVE THE KING!!!
    We love you King Henry! We love you!!

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  24. Arsenal1Again

    Great news about Thierry. Any Arsenal fan who doesn’t like that he’s returning is as plastic as this phone I’m holding. I don’t care if he was 40, get him back in the red and white. Even if he doesn’t score, the motivatioal chat in the dressing room and the training sessions will be very beneficial. What hasn’t he won? Other players might have won the world cup too, and the CL too, and the Euros, and the Double, the FA cup, Super Cup …. but they ain’t gone a whole season being INVINCBLE and they don’t have a statue of themselves recreating a celebration they did in front of their biggest rival’s jeering supporters.

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  25. Mr Lean

    while its great to have a legend like TH back for 6 weeks i agree this is just another stunt to mask over the sale of walcott and keep us fans happy

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  26. ks-gunner

    an old timer as Thierry is still betta option then the big head Gervinhio…..nice to have him back…and i think we should take ryo miyaichi back from his loan…. as he is clearly wasting his time at wigan….

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  27. nick cannon

    Wish we were chasing Honda. The Russian league has a different calendar system and he is entering the last year of his contract. Would perfectly fit out system as he is a physical box to box mid.

    Hopefully Henry can have an impact. All this reshuffling makes me worry about the new calendar year.

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  28. AJ

    Many of you do not seem to understand full implications of the move. He occupies a non homegrown place in the squad, which he does till the end of the seaon, because you cannot change the squad when you want to. Secondly, we have only one of those spots left. So if no one leaves the club, we cannot sign Huntelaar or any other guy from the other leagues, we can buy only English which we wont.
    So consider that as no one in January, only Henry.

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  29. Christ

    I think its great hes returning for a short while even if he only plays 20 mins a game how uplifting will it be for the fans to see this :-) i think if wenger wants to buy a couple of players he will regardless off henrys visit. I also think its brilliant of henry to come and help out hes an awesome player and he dosnt need to come back hes doing it for the love of arsenal fc lets not all anslyse the reasons for him being there but enjoy a real legend back in a gunners shirt

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  30. Tiko

    should get henry then loan out Charmack to compensate or even RAMSEY awwwwwww i wish they took ramsey might do him some good !

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  31. For junk writers

    for those who don’t agree Henry’s return. I want ask: how old is Giggs and Scholes? Are they not doing well?

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  32. consrod

    I will always respect what henry has done for this club but honestly I think he would do more harm than good this time. we need a striker that can provide long term competition for Giroud. why not get huntelaar for six-ten million and then go for sneijder to provide arsenal with a platform to continue improving next season by signing Zaha, M’villa and williams in the summer. also what about trying to get affeley on the cheap from barca after his schalke loan expires??/

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  33. Gunner

    TH coming back is not going to change much, he could do as well as last time and knock in one or two important goals, but that’s it for on the pitch.
    Off the pitch he might shake a few of the players up, he has a reputation for training really hard, and some of these guys really need to see what true passion is put into action.Because to be honest, they are lazy!!!
    Take AOC for example! What the hell is wrong with this guy???
    He looked out of it the other night??? A twelve million teenager who came in last year and showed pace, passion, and a willingness to attack the penalty area from wide, he destroyed Milan, ran at defenses as soon as he came in. This year???? Is it injury what exactly? I am a skeptic, and so my conclusion is he is not working hard enough because his head has gotten too big

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  34. bothey

    I strongly go against the Arsenal back-pass of ball to the defender or even d goalkeeper. most times they concede goal by doing so and even put their back side on pressure.

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  35. Hafiz Rahman

    need Viera back to shout and slap Ramsay till he gets his passing and shooting right

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  36. Carlos

    I’d love for him to pick up the Capital One with us before he leaves..The final will be on the 24th

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  37. Suka

    …dont forget to borrow Sir Alex Ferguson and Roman Abramovich for 6 weeks as well?

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  38. jimmy

    Good news but just think its a way for wenger not to spend money till summer an keep the fans happy the that henry back for few week it window shuts !

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  39. Jeff

    Leo is full of it… Santos is not leaving in jan. I can promise you that. I would put my house on that one.

    I can predict sanga and Walcott are next to leave and that lfc is walcotts most likely destination. They have no striker and Walcott is a fan. He also couldn’t cut it at manchesters or Chelsea and no foreign team would ever sign him. Simple logic.

    I would imagine Walcott signs a pre contract and leaves in the summer if he does go.

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  40. Jeff

    My dad knows dick law and Liam Brady… I can guarantee you he has never been informed of any signing EVER… That stuff stays in house until its a done deal at arsenal.

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