The Real Reason Why I Left Arsenal But Expect Me Back At The Emirates Stadium

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Former Arsenal star Thierry Henry who is currently the Belgium national teams’ assistant coach has signified his interest to return back to the Emirates Stadium if the opportunity comes knocking in the future.

“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.”

  Henry also revealed he is open to make a return to the Emirates Stadium as a coach but he admitted that he has not planned out a path for his coaching career although he is currently the assistant coach of the Belgium national team.

In an interview with L’EquipeHenry revealed that he would love to one day return to as Arsenal as a coach.

“Everyone thinks I dream of Arsenal. Yes. But it’s just a dream. How could I be pretentious enough to think they’ll have me?”

“I’m just starting. I’m trying to become a coach. I’ve no pretence to know where I could go one day. I’ll go where I’m wanted.”

The Frenchman retired from Arsenal and quickly returned to England to work as a pundit for Sky Sports. He later returned to his roots to coach Arsenal under-18 but he left after his clash with Wenger over his media requirements and also begin a coach at Arsenal.

“It was simple. The academy boss offered me the post of Under-18s coach. Arsene said that it was not compatible with my role as a pundit.”

“It finished there. I’ve enormous respect for Arsenal. I left. I was not disappointed. I have no priority. I must prove that I am able to coach.”


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