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Wednesday 26 September 2018

'No return for Henry'

ARSENAL manager Arsene Wenger has ruled out a move to bring former striker Thierry Henry back to Arsenal for a third spell, but will always welcome old players to the club's training complex.

Both 36-year-old Henry – now playing for the New York Red Bulls in the United States – and former midfielder Robert Pires, who turned 40 last month, have been using the Gunners' Hertfordshire base to help keep up their fitness levels.

Henry, Arsenal's all-time record scorer with 228, returned to Arsenal for a loan spell in January 2012.

Wenger, however, insists there are no plans for a repeat move this season.

"At the moment, Thierry is invited just to practice when he can and when he wants," said the Arsenal manager.

"We have a big staff, a very competent one, and we have the right number to support the team to achieve the targets.

"Thierry is a player, one day certainly it will be different, but at the moment no."

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