Arsenal morning news: Odegaard gets tour and Giroud's Monaco warning

All the latest news and gossip from The Emirates Stadium this morning.

Thierry Henry has once again reiterated a desire to one day coach his beloved Arsenal . The Frenchman called time on his illustrious career yesterday after his contract with MLS side New York Red Bulls came to an end.

Henry, who is now set to become a pundit with Sky Sports, does admit managing Arsenal is his eventual goal in his post-playing career.

He told the Daily Telegraph:

"That would be a dream come true [to manage Arsenal], but that's not how it works. You have to prove yourself first, you have to learn first. You need to be able to understand what it is to be a manager...

"The plan is to start my badges and I guess Arsenal will help me. To pass your badges, you have to work closely with a club and I would like to think it is going to be Arsenal. You know I'm in London when you see me at Arsenal.

"First and foremost I don't know how or when, but everybody knows I would love to go back to Arsenal in some capacity. But I need to be equipped to go back. I want to learn the process, so I have to get my badges and what not. We will see what is going to happen."

Arsenal have become the latest team to give young Norwegian Martin Odegaard a tour of the training facilities, as the look to snap up the 16-year-old talent.

According to a report in a Norwegian newspaper he visited the London Colney training facilities on Monday, after previous trips to see Liverpool and Real Madrid.

However he has reportedly made his mind up already and Bayern Munich look like being his preferred destination.

Finally and Olivier Giroud has urged caution against over-confidence after Arsenal's Champions League draw this week.

The French international was discussing taking on Monaco in the knockout stage a team many feel Arsenal should beat comfortably.

But Giroud believes the game will not be easy, telling L'Equipe:

"I'm not relieved, no. But it's true that we had not been spoiled by the draw in recent seasons. Since I arrived at Arsenal, we have come up against Bayern twice in the last 16. That was a very tough draw.

"I have a friend who called me and said: 'Oh, it's good, a French team, you're lucky!'. Meaning, 'it's going to be easy'. Well, we'll have to see after the game.

"I think it's 50/50. Monaco are a good team, even if they don't have a lot of Champions League experience. They are a young team with very good players."

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