Thierry Henry on way back to the Arsenal

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by CARL ELDRIDGE Is Thierry Henry on his way back to the Arsenal? Er, it would seem so – for the weekend at least. Because reports in America say his team, the New York Red Bulls, have been approached to play in the Emirates Cup in late July/early August.

Tel and his Red Bulls would be the first non-European team ever to play in the Emirates Cup. It’d give an interesting slant to the event which, if I am honest, even I am bored with. Still, it is something to do after a summer of withdrawal symptoms I suppose. The story was broken by Goonertalk early this morning.

But what will the Arsenal look like as they run out for the tournament? I only ask as two snaps doing the rounds on the net show what are supposed to be our new tops for the new campaign. AA23 has already said on his blog that the players will look like jockeys so it is fair enough to assume that the strips will be tight-fitting. The home kit seems very uninspiring and the away shirt is too similar to that worn by the Real Madrid whipping boys for my liking. See for yourselves…

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The fancy design around the badge is to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the club. These are only mock-ups and may be well off the mark. We’ll know first here at Arsenalinsider.com as we have an excellent contact who gives us the scoop on the new kit every season. We’ll keep you posted.

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Arsenal fan for 40 years. Schoolboys, North Bank, Clock End then East Upper. Then Emirates. AFC dream team: Wilson, Dixon, Sansom, Adams, Pates, Brady, Williams, Pires, Bergkamp, Henry, Wright. Subs: Seaman, Eldridge, Wilshere, RVP, Ball. Manager: Arsene Chapman.