France and Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry will not be making another emotional return to Gunners during this January transfer window according to manager Arsene Wenger. The 35 year old maintained his fitness levels having trained in November with rest of the Arsenal squad after the MLS season was drawn to a close where he plays for New York Red Bulls.
Henry made a 2nd coming to Arsenal last year where he made 4 appearances in a 2 month loan deal and extending his record goal tally to 228. With African Cup of nations on the horizon, Wenger was keen to add Henry to his squad specially after knowing that forward Gervinho will be away on international duty for Ivory Coast. However, after a toothless display from Arsenal in 1-1 draw against Southampton on New Year’s Day Matches, Wenger ruled out any potential move for the former Arsenal legend by claiming that the 35 year old is not ready at all for first team action.
Wenger was full of praise for his ex striker by labeling him as a leader and someone who motivates rest of the team to perform at their fullest. This will come as a big blow for Arsenal because despite of having world class international players, they are lacking a leader on the pitch. With Robin Van Persie playing his trade with rivals Manchester United, Henry would have been a perfect solution to leadership crisis at the Emirates.