The former Arsenal striker and all-time record goal scorer for the Gunners, Thierry Henry, is due to become an Arsenal player again on January 1st apparently. The Frenchman was at the Emirates on Saturday as Arsenal beat West Brom, and will probably be training with the team from now on.
Henry will surely not have failed to notice that the two Arsenal strikers on show, Olivier Giroud and Gervinho, could do with a little help in their strike play. In fact, you can include Lukas Podolski in that as well, and I cannot think of anyone better qualified than Henry to offer some help and advice to improve their game.
Gervinho will be jetting off to join up with the Ivory Coast squad for the African Cup of Nations, probably in the second week of January. Hopefully, Henry will have had some time to work with him before that. As a striker and winger who plays down the flanks, Gervinho occupies the same role that Henry did for a long time, and could do with some help. He gets in good positions, is quick and good with his feet, but seems to make the wrong decisions. If Henry can put him straight, Gervinho could be a fantastic player for Arsenal.
Giroud has stated that he would love to play alongside Henry, and the 35-year old can take the pressure off Giroud, while helping him with his movement and finishing. Arsenal fans will be hoping for goals from Henry, but if he only helps to improve the players already in the squad, it will be worth having him.
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