New York Red Bulls forward Thierry Henry is returning to his former club, Arsenal, as part of a short-term loan, according to the Red Bulls’ website.
Henry returns to the club with which he scored 226 goals in 369 matches.
"Once I knew the plan behind it I was OK with it,” Henry said. “I am not coming here to be a hero or prove anything. I am just coming here to help. People have to understand that. Marouane [Chamakh] and Gervinho are going to the Africa Cup of Nations so I was asked to fill in the gap. It is a loan deal and I’ll be on the bench most of the time. If I can make the bench that is! The boss has a team here already who are doing something good. I am just going to be part of the squad.”
"I want to send a message to the fans of New York Red Bulls as well,” said Henry. “I always said I would not play in Europe again. But it is hard for me when it comes to Arsenal. I am not coming here for the whole season, I will be back and I want to win the MLS Cup with the Red Bulls. I hope it is win-win situation where I can help Arsenal and come back fit for the MLS season."
Henry has spent the last two seasons with the Red Bulls, scoring 16 goals in 37 MLS matches.