Henry to Play for Arsenal Again? 亨利再次效劳阿森纳?

Thierry Henry could be returning to Arsenal on a two-month loan 为期两个月的租约。

Manager, Arsene Wenger, has confirmed it could happen if insurance 保险 can be arranged with the New York Red Bulls.

Thierry Henry

Thierry Henry playing for the New York Red Bulls

Henry, who is 34, was a former Arsenal captain but recently he has been training with the American club during the Major League Soccer off-season 美国职业足球大联盟(MLS)季后停赛期。

With Gervinho and Marouane Chamakh set to depart for the Africa Cup of Nations, the Frenchman would offer back-up 后援 to captain Robin van Persie.

Wenger said: "To cover for two months is ideal. He has the experience and the quality. He knows the club and can help the players on and off the pitch…he has exceptional talent 具有特殊才华 and is a very intelligent man."

To cover for two months is ideal. He has the experience and the quality. He knows the club and can help the players on and off the pitch.

Arsene Wenger, Arsenal Manager

His talent is obvious; Henry is Arsenal's all-time leading goal-scorer 至今为止进球最多的球员, with 226 goals in 370 appearances 出场 for the club. He moved to Barcelona in June 2007.

The French forward does not have to return to the New York Red Bulls until March, which means he could feature in seven Premier League games, including key encounters 主要比赛交锋 against Manchester United and Tottenham. There are also FA Cup ties 足总杯淘汰赛 and the first leg of Arsenal's Champions League last-16 clash against AC Milan.

He is here to help the club he loves…not suddenly be the main player.

Arsene Wenger, Arsenal Manager

But Wenger warns: "He is here to help the club he loves…not suddenly be the main player 主要球员。"

If agreement is reached with the Red Bulls, he could feature in Arsenal's FA Cup third-round tie against Leeds on 9 January.