Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is excited over Thierry Henry's return on a two-month loan from the New York Red Bulls.
"I have done this for footballing reasons because I need a striker for two months and I don't have one at the moment," Wenger said, according to The Guardian. "Thierry's value is on the pitch. I felt that at the World Cup [last year], when he came on for France against South Africa, he gave something to the team. He has something. He knows where to be. He knows how to give a problem to the opponent. You never lose that."
Arsenal's Marouane Chamakh and Gervinho are headed to the Africa Cup of Nations to compete, part of the reason for his interest in Henry.
"He has the quality and capacity to help us out. You do not find players on the planet of this quality who are available for two months. Was there a moment in training when I realised he could still do it? Yes, the first day. There are no risks.," he said according to The Guardian.
"I met Thierry when he was 17 years old [at Monaco] and I had him here at 22 so I know every movement that he can make. He is a super-intelligent guy and he is a special talent."
Wenger likes that Henry plays several positions, providing a spark in the lineup even if he has lost a step at 34-years-old.
Henry could play at Fulham and may start against Leeds United in an upcoming tilt at Emirates Stadium.
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