Arsenal legend Thierry Henry reveals new coaching role with the Gunners

Could this be the start of Henry's journey to becoming a future Arsenal manager?

When Arsenal legend and leading goalscorer decided to hang up his boots last year, there was much speculation as to what his next career may be. Many reckoned that the Frenchman would join up with the Gunners as a coach and start his education into one day taking over from Arsene Wenger.

However, Henry shocked many when instead of joining his former side, he decided to sign a deal with Sky Sports to become their newest pundit; putting his Arsenal coaching chances up in the air.

Well, a year on from that and some half-decent punditry, Henry looks ready to start his work towards one day becoming the Arsenal manager by joining the youth set up in a casual coaching role.

Speaking to the Sun, Henry revealed all about his exciting new albeit not offiical role with Arsenal: “We talk about being a manager, we talk about players from the academy. I will ask him questions on how to deal with certain situations.

“I asked the boss and he said to come, train with the under-18s and 19s and help conduct sessions. I’m just an assistant at the minute, I’m not a coach but it’s great, as you can imagine."

Henry played 258 times for Arsenal during his two spells in North London, scoring 175 goals and helping the club win two Premier League titles, three FA Cups and to reach the Champions League final in 2005/6 season.

With the 38-year-old regarded as a true icon at Arsenal, he's claimed that this was the only place that he would want to start his coaching career: “It’s the place I love, there’s so much emotion for me here so this was always going to be where I wanted to start my coaching.”

We're looking forward to seeing how Henry does at the Gunners and if he can make it to the first-team coaching staff by next season... Wonder what odds we could get on him replacing Arsene Wenger whenever he decides to retire.

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