Thierry Henry is the greatest player to have ever played for Arsenal, there is absolutely zero debate.
The legendary Frenchman is our record goalscorer and he is one of the biggest reasons why some of our fans fell in love with our club.
Since the day Henry left North London, there have been talks about the Frenchman returning to the club as a manager. It would have been a dream scenario to see him replace Arsene Wenger, but that did not happen.
He is still nowhere near ready to manage a club as big as Arsenal, but a man can still dream. Henry revealed that he would love to return to the club in a managerial capacity, but admits it’s not a realistic dream at the moment.
He told FourFourTwo: “Listen, if you ask an Arsenal fan if they’d like to coach Arsenal one day, they’ll say yes. If you ask an Arsenal fan if they’d like to score a goal for Arsenal, they’ll say yes. When I speak about it, it’s a utopia. People get carried away whenever I say that it’s my club, but I have it in my blood – I’m an Arsenal fan.
“So if you’re asking me if one day I’d like to coach Arsenal, then yes. If you ask if one day I’d like to be Arsenal’s kit man, then yes, if you ask if one day I’d like to cut the grass at the Emirates Stadium, then yes. If you ask me am I dreaming, yes I’m dreaming. But when you’re not dreaming, you’re awake and there is a reality.
“Arsenal is part of me and always will be – half of my heart belongs to Arsenal and the other half to my family. The understanding I have with Arsenal fans is something I cannot describe – it’s something I’m always going to miss.”
Arsenal Insider’s view:
Thierry Henry’s legacy at Arsenal as a player simply cannot be touched. He is the greatest and that will not change any time soon.
It would be the perfect end to an incredible love story for Henry to manage Arsenal and win everything. However, the reality is that it’s not possible at the moment, and it looks like it will never be.
Nobody wants the King to come back and tarnish his legacy. He is a god to many Gooners and let’s just keep it that way – unless a Genie pops out of a lamp and absolutely guarantees that he will win everything and then leave on a high.