Reports this morning say that Arsene Wenger doesn’t want Thierry Henry for a short-term loan in January. He wants him to stay for the rest of the season.
Arsenal and Thierry Henry’s club, the New York Red Bulls have already agreed a six-week loan for Henry starting January 1.
But Arsene Wenger wants more and wants to keep Henry until May. The problem with that, is that would mean that Henry would miss around a third of the MLS season, which kicks-off in March. Something the Red Bulls are not likely to approve.
Henry is back in London and trained with the Gunners for three days last week and according to some people who saw those sessions, Henry looked in much better shape than he was last season.
Henry was a pleasant surprise last season, but is he really the answer to Arsenal’s goal scoring woes? And if Wenger is looking at Henry, does that mean that Arsenal will not be bringing in another striker like Klaas-Jan Huntelaar in January?