Wenger risks further angering Gunners faithful after blocking move to bring back Thierry Henry

Tom Procter
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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has apparently blocked a move from the board to bring back Gunners legend Thierry Henry to a coaching role at the Emirates, according to the ​Mirror. ​ In a move that is sure to rile the fans further, Wenger was reportedly not keen on the idea proposed by non-executive director Josh Kroenke, who is the son of majority shareholder of the club, Stan. Kroenke is of the opinion that the dressing room needs a lift in order to help them going forward, and believes that...

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has apparently blocked a move from the board to bring back Gunners legend Thierry Henry to a coaching role at the Emirates, according to the ​Mirror.

In a move that is sure to rile the fans further, Wenger was reportedly not keen on the idea proposed by non-executive director Josh Kroenke, who is the son of majority shareholder of the club, Stan.

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Kroenke is of the opinion that the dressing room needs a lift in order to help them going forward, and believes that Henry has the status and the aura to help deliver that.

As well as working for Sky Sports as a pundit, Henry is the assistant manager of the Belgian national side to Roberto Martinez, and takes an active role on the training ground with their stars.


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The Mirror also claims that Sky Sports wouldn't stand in his way should the club turn around and give the green light to bring him back in a coaching capacity.

But that green light is not likely to change from red, with Wenger adamant to carry on doing things his way  which, in recent months and even years, has not gone down well with the Arsenal faithful.

It is not the first time Henry has been snubbed by Wenger - in the past he offered to work as the U18s coach for free and as a strikers coach for the first team, alongside his role as a pundit for Sky.

It is clear that Henry still loves the club, and he even carries a coaching A license which is bound to anger Arsenal fans further.

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