When asked if he would like to take over as manager of Arsenal in the future, club great Thierry Henry responded cautiously, saying that he has too much respect for current head coach Mikel Arteta.
Henry, one of Arsenal’s all-time greats, played in 377 games for the North London Premier League team, scoring 228 goals and assisting on 103 more.
During his stay at Arsenal, the Frenchman was instrumental in the club’s four-peat as Premier League champions and two-peat as FA Cup champions.
Some have speculated that, given his extensive history with Arsenal and his recent foray into coaching, he could one day lead the club as its manager.
Henry will lead France at the 2024 Olympics after serving as an assistant coach for Belgium twice.
The 46-year-old ex-footballer also has managerial experience, having served as the head coach of both the Major League Soccer team Montreal Impact and the French Ligue 1 club Monaco.
Henry was asked by former Manchester City defender Micah Richards on Friday’s episode of The Rest is Football if he ever sees himself taking over at Arsenal.
The striker for Barcelona replied, “It will create headlines. I once made the naive comment that it’s every sports fan’s ultimate goal to do so. Apparently Thierry Henry has his sights set on managing Arsenal.
You don’t want Mikel to be questioned, “Thierry Henry said…,” in a press conference. Doing that is unnecessary.
What I enjoy most is helping gamers get better, no matter what level they’re at,” Henry continued.
People will say, “Oh, yeah, great, amazing…” but I can tell you that I remember more about the instructors who helped me become a better thinker than the ones who helped me become a better player.