Arsene Wenger has said that to become a manager, Thierry Henry must first learn to centre his attention on others, rather than himself.

There have been murmurings that the Arsenal legend has been eyeing up a managerial role at some point in the not-too-distant future and the more romantic of us are hoping that one day, that role might lead him back to Arsenal. However, he still has a long way to go – something Wenger has explained.

“[Henry] will discover what the job is about and you have to go through that process if you want to one day manage a football team,” he said.

“The job of a player is centred on you and the job of a coach is centred on others. You find you just focus on others and how you can help them.

“It demands a psychological and mental transformation that is not always easy.”

The boss added, “It also demands how to get what you know is available in other people in the most simplistic way.”

Many former players have tried and failed to become managers, assuming that just because they have a firm grasp of the game and tactics that they could lead a whole squad to victory. However, I’m sure Henry would never be so naive.

In addition, as a fan of Arsenal, the last thing the former forward would want to do is somehow tear apart the empire Wenger has built up over his tenure in charge. If and when Henry becomes Arsenal manager, it won’t be until he’s confident that he will lead the club to success.