Thierry Henry could very well make an appearance against Tottenham Hotspur next month.
Prior to his second debut for Arsenal, the French striker claimed he “was not here to be a hero” but Henry ended the match more than that after he scored the game’s winning goal in what had been a frustrating affair with Leeds United.
That has sprung comparisons between the returning striker and the ‘Henry’ of old who netted goal after goal on a consistent basis, totaling 226 strikes before leaving for Barcelona in 2007.
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And indeed, if the 34-year-old should keep on impressing Arsene Wenger like he did on Monday, the Arsenal boss admits he could extend Henry’s loan deal by two more weeks, which could mean another big match for the Arsenal legend to make an impact in.
The initial deal that Arsenal agreed with the New York Red Bulls was for Henry to remain at Arsenal for six weeks, but according to Wenger, it can end up being more if there is a need to.
“He has six and a half weeks, and we have not envisaged more. We can go to eight weeks but not longer” Wenger said.
Following his goal against Leeds, the question over whether Henry may now partner Robin van Persie upfront for Arsenal was brought up and Wenger admits it is a possibility.
“I haven’t decided yet. Robin will be back against Swansea. Will Thierry start or not? I don’t know yet.” Wenger said
“He can play behind or in front of Robin or on the flank, Robin can play on the flank too, but I don’t know yet what I will do. They can play together, of course, and they did play together.”