Red Bulls’ Thierry Henry Rejoins Arsenal On Two-Month Loan
NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — Thierry Henry has rejoined Arsenal on a two-month loan from the New York Red Bulls after the Premier League club completed insurance agreements with Henry’s Major League Soccer team.
The former France striker had to wait a week for the deal to be reached Friday, but could begin his second spell with Arsenal by playing in Monday’s FA Cup third-round match against Leeds.
“I want to send a message to the fans of New York Red Bulls,” said Henry. “I always said I would not play in Europe again. But it is hard for me when it comes to Arsenal. I am not coming here for the whole season, I will be back and I want to win the MLS Cup with the Red Bulls. I hope it is a win-win situation where I can help Arsenal and come back fit for the MLS season.”
Henry scored a club-record 226 goals for Arsenal between 1999-2007.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says “we will have Thierry for January and in February. … I am sure during these two months he will be a massive asset to the team in the dressing room and on the pitch.”
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