Thierry Henry could be next boss of the Arsenal

Thierry Henry could be next boss of the Arsenal

Thierry Henry will be the next manager of Arsenal. How do I know? Arsene Wenger says so.
Yes, the news reaches this morning’s papers that Wenger and the Daily Telegraph reports that AW has raised the intriguing possibility of Henry eventually following in his managerial footsteps by arguing that Arsenal’s legacy “has to go” with someone who has played a major part in the club’s history.
Henry, voted Arsenal’s greatest ever player, has outlined his desire to return to the Emirates one day and, asked about that idea, Wenger said: “I can see that happening because I believe at some stage the legacy here has to go to some people who have had a big influence. I have to stop one day and maybe it will be me working with them.”
He continues in the Times: “Thierry is obsessed with football. He watched our youth team on TV last year, on Arsenal TV. He loves the game, but does he love to suffer? That’s what he has to show as a manager. Time will show.
“All my former players have the attributes, but it has to be a choice of life. Being a manager is a sacrifice of the rest of your life and not everybody is ready for that. It’s nothing to do with intelligence, it’s nothing to do with capabilities. It is difficult to spend an hour without thinking about football.”
AW is certainly in eulogising mood and in the Sun this morning he heeps praise Andrey Arshavin and insists he can become a legend at Arsenal.
He said: “I love Arshavin because he has things that are just down to him. He is an intelligent player and he looks like he is a shrewd street player because he creates something always in unexpected situations.
“He has a big challenge in front of him. He made St Petersburg win and, if he makes Arsenal win, he’ll become an all-time great. That’s the real challenge he faces and I am convinced he has all the potential to do it. He’s a leader and a character.
“He has something specific to him that he uses well – a low centre of gravity, great pace and tricky dribble. He uses all that he has in the locker in an intelligent way – and don’t forget he is a winner as well.”
In the Daily Mirror, AW goes as far as to say that Arshavin in the same bracket as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo – and believes he can become an all-time great.
Wenger said: “I loved Arshavin because he has things that are just down to him. He is an intelligent player and he looks like he is a shrewd street player because he creates something always in unexpected situations.
“I believe he has a big challenge in front of him because he made his team in Russia, St Petersburg win, and if he manages to make Arsenal win he will become an all-time great.
“I think we have many players who are in that bracket (with Ronaldo and Messi) and for us it is over a whole season when they can show that.”
“That is his real challenge he faces and I am convinced he has all the potential to do it. I consider him a great player, but if you want the consideration of everybody else people consider your qualities with trophies.
“But you can say players like Giggs can never win a World Cup because Wales never goes to the world Cup. But he shows in the club he is a great.
“He is a leader and he is a character, believe me. He has something specific to him that he uses well – a low centre of gravity, great pace and tricky dribble.
“He uses all that he has in the locker in an intelligent way and don’t forget he is a winner as well.”
Meanwhile, PV33 could yet come back to the glorious Gunners, reports the Daily Mail. It runs a story suggesting Arsenal and T******** are set to renew their battle to sign him in January after the France midfielder announced he will quit Inter Milan if he is not given more playing time.
It adds: The north London rivals both offered Vieira a chance to return to the Premier League in the summer, but the 33-year-old opted to remain with the Italian champions.
But Vieira, who has been at the San Siro since 2006, has found himself a bit-part player of late behind Dejan Stankovic, Esteban Cambiasso, Javier Zanetti and Sulley Muntari in the pecking order.

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