Thierry Henry is currently the Belgium national team’s assistant coach alongside former Everton boss, Roberto Martinez, but the Frenchman has admitted that if Arsenal came a-knocking in the future, he wouldn’t be able to say no.
Despite having a funny way of showing it sometimes, Henry genuinely does love Arsenal Football Club and I have no doubt that if he gets to a level in which he’s able to take over the manager’s job in north London, he will. However, this won’t be any time soon.
“I’m living my dream from day to day,” Henry told RMC.
“The first time I scored a goal, it was like ‘Oh, I scored a goal!’ I lived my dream.
“I will not say no [to coaching Arsenal one day]. If I say no, I would be lying. I have to respect that there are people who are in place there already. I have not done anything as a coach [yet].
“What I feel for Arsenal is true and [I have felt it] for a long time. I’m not going to say it does not make me cold or hot. I think about it, but I’m far from it.”
No one seems to know what the future holds for Arsenal right now as far as a manager is concerned. If you read one report, Arsene Wenger’s leaving when his contract is up at the end of the season; you read another and he’s about to sign a new, two-and-a-half year deal.
Nothing is certain and it’s a fear Arsenal fans haven’t really felt in a long, long time.
What is certain, however, is that Thierry Henry will not be the person to take over from Arsene Wenger.