Wenger confirms Henry close to Arsenal loan deal
30 December 2011, 16:40
London - Thierry Henry
is close to rejoining Arsenal on loan for two months if insurance
arrangements can be agreed with his club the New York Red Bulls, Arsene
Wenger said on Friday.
Henry, 34, who played for Arsenal from 1999 until 2007 and is
their all-time record goalscorer, would play for Arsenal during Major
League Soccer's close-season.
Arsenal manager Wenger told a news conference at the club's
training ground at London Colney: "It's a two month loan deal - the
paperwork needs to be done, the agreements, the insurances, I don't take
care of that, but that is not completed.
"We have to respect all of the agreements with the MLS and Red
Bulls to finalise it, so we cannot announce it yet, it is not done.
"We are doing it because Marouane Chamakh and Gervinho are going
to the African Nations Cup and he will be ideal cover for two months.
"(Henry) has experience, quality, he knows the club, he can help the players on and off the pitch, and that's basically it."