Arsene Wenger: 'Not impossible' that Thierry Henry could return to Arsenal as coach

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Don't get too excited just yet, Arsenal fans, but club legend Thierry Henry may find his way back to the club once again. This time, according to manager Arsene Wenger, in a coaching role.

The French striker, who spent eight glorious years at the club and is the Gunners' all-time leading scorer with 228 goals in all competitions, is coming to the end of his current MLS campaign with the New York Red Bulls - a season that is expected to be his last with the American side.

While the 37-year-old has yet to decide whether he will continue playing or hang up his boots, his former manager opened the door for a return to the club that is synonymous with Henry's name.

"It's not impossible -- I welcome people who have played for us to come back, but they need to do something," Wenger was quoted as saying by ESPN FC. "Not an honorary job. It has to be a job available and one that you get up in the morning and you have to do something.

"He has to learn his job first. I have seen so many people who have the qualities to be a manager but not survive their first job because they are not ready. When you are a football player, you think it's so simple to be a manager. When you are a manager, you think it's so complicated suddenly and, if you're not prepared for that, you cannot survive.

"You learn to handle a dressing room and people. This job is about ideas and putting them into practice. You can only do that if you have the responsibility of the team."

Feature photo courtesy of Reuters