Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has let it be known that he wants to return to his former club as manager, and not as part of Mikel Arteta’s backroom staff as has been previously suggested.
According to reports in the Daily Mail, Henry, who is considered to be one of the Premier Leagues greatest ever players, is expected to meet with the clubs hierarchy on Monday and will present his ideas of how he believes the club should move forward in the future.
The 40-year-old only secured his UEFA Pro Licence this week and is currently working as an assistant to Roberto Martinez with Belgium. Henry has admitted in the past that he would love the chance to manage Arsenal some day and his appointment would be hugely popular with Gunners fans who still idolise the player who scored 175 Premier League goals for their club.
Despite Henry announcing his intention to put forward his case to the Arsenal board this week, Arteta remains the overwhelming favourite to take over from Arsene Wenger at the Emirates, with some book makers offering odds of as low as 1/8 that he will be appointed as the clubs new boss.