Thierry Henry reveals chat with Wenger, dream of coaching Arsenal

Thierry Henry has reiterated his desire to manage Arsenal one day.

Henry played for the Gunners for eight years, winning two Premier League titles and two FA Cups.

The Frenchman went into management in 2016 as Roberto Matinez’s assistant at Belgium, before taking over at Monaco and finally working as CF Montreal manager until very recently.

The World Cup winner is currently out of job.

“Listen, if you ask an Arsenal fan if they’d like to coach Arsenal one day, they’ll say yes,” Henry told FourFourTwo.

“People get carried away whenever I say that it’s my club, but I have it in my blood – I’m an Arsenal fan.

“So if you’re asking me if one day I’d like to coach Arsenal, then yes. If you ask if one day I’d like to be Arsenal’s kit man, then yes. If you ask if one day I’d like to cut the grass at the Emirates Stadium, then yes. But it’s a utopia, and I am far from that.”

Henry added: “Whenever I see a coach, I always speak to them. Obviously, I speak to Pep, and I speak to Arsene whenever I can reach him. We speak because when I was a player and he was a coach, I was chewing his ear out. Now as a coach I want to know things.

“Arsene triggered my brain – I needed that at the time.

“I needed to be more confident, to realise what type of player I was and what I could do. I started to ask myself the right questions. I always blamed others, but I began to blame myself first.

“I started to see how I could help others instead of saying to others, ‘Hey, you need to help me’.”

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