The Arsenal legend Nigel Winterburn thinks that Arsene Wenger has taken a gamble by signing Thierry Henry, but thinks it will be excellent if he can impress the fans and reproduce his past goalscoring heroics, but he is als leaving himself open to criticism if it all goes wrong!
Winterburn said: “I hope everything works out as everyone is expecting.
“It’s terrific news for supporters of Arsenal. Thierry Henry is a winner. If he can make that rub off on players around him it can only be good for them.
“I hope everything fits into place.”
“If it works out well it will be a terrific move by Arsene Wenger, but on the flipside if it doesn’t work out well people will say ‘why didn’t he go out and get a world-class current striker?’
“Will he play in that central role and maybe Robin van Persie move out to the left? Van Persie is the top man at Arsenal at this time. There are a lot of questions to answer but Arsenal would be delighted to have him back for this short time.”
Personally I think it can only be a good move, even if Henry doesn’t play! If nothing else he can help inspire the current players to go on and emulate his feats in the Arsenal colours. And it will be good practise for when Henry returns as manager…..