Thierry Henry explains why he did not return to Arsenal

Thierry Henry says that Arsenal will always remain in his heart.

Thierry Henry has explained why he did not return to Arsenal after leaving the New York Red Bulls.

Earlier this month, the former France international striker announced that he was going to part company with the MLS club after four-and-a-half years at the club.

Many thought at the time that Henry was going to move back to Arsenal in some capacity, but the 37-year-old has announced his retirement from the game.

“You never leave Arsenal Football Club,” he told Sky Sports. “Everyone wants to know about the playing side but we didn’t talk too much about that.

“If you moved back it would have turned out to be a bad move at one point. We all loved the first Rocky, but I don’t know about the last one.

“You come back once but I don’t see going to Arsenal as a comeback. I feel like I never left the place. I had one comeback and I guess it was enough.”

Henry joined Arsenal from Juventus in 1999 and went on to become one of the greatest players in the club’s history.

During his time with the Gunners, the Frenchman won the Premier League twice, the FA Cup thrice and the FA Community Shield twice.

Henry returned to Arsenal on loan from the New York Red Bulls for a short period of time in 2012.

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