December 16, 2012
HENRY WOULD BE WELCOMED BACK
Report: Wilshere: 'It would be great to have Thierry back. He is a legend'
If Thierry Henry returns to his former club Arsenal on loan next week, he will be welcomed back with open arms by many of the players.
|Thierry Henry would be welcomed back by Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere.
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“It would be great to have Thierry back,” midfielder Jack Wilshere told the Mirror in its Sunday's editions. “He is a legend.”
Wilshere did not have an opportunity to play with the Red Bulls captain when he ha a six-week loan last season due to injuries.
“Growing up, I watched him," Wilshere was quoted by the newspaper. "He’s the best striker I’ve ever seen and to play with him [after missing out last season through injury] would be amazing.
“He made a difference when he came last year. He scored at Sunderland and against Leeds. And I think Thierry just gives a buzz to the whole place.
“The fans love him. All the staff here, the ground staff, the medical staff, they all love him. He’s a legend. I think to have him around would give the whole club a lift.”
Through the end of the week, the Red Bulls have continued to say that they had not been approached about a loan for Henry when the winter transfer window opens on Jan. 1, despite constant reports that says the Gunners are interested in the former French international or are talking to his representatives.
The 35-year-old Henry, who scored 15 goals and assisted on 12 others last season, is the highest paid MLS player at $5.6 million a season.
Henry scored two goals in seven appearances with the Gunners last season after recording a club-record 226 goals before he left the club. Henry's impact with the club was so great that a statue of the striker was erected outside Emirates Stadium.